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HIV Self-Testing to empower prevention choices in sex workers


Author
Mujugira et al.

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Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Female sex workers

Study design
Trials

Sample size
110

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)

Methodology
Randomized trial among sex workers initiating Pre-exposure prophylaxis in Uganda to test if HIVST increases Pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence among HIV-uninfected sex workers (Aim 1), changes sexual risk behavior in sex workers taking Pre-exposure prophylaxis (Aim 2), and influences prevention choices among sex workers and their partners (Aim 3). The investigators will use novel technologies (real-time electronic monitoring with Wise pill technology and mobile phone surveys) to characterize patterns of Pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence, and assess how use of HIVST and Pre-exposure prophylaxis aligns with sexual risk behaviors. Additionally, the investigators will conduct in-depth qualitative interviews to explore the mechanisms through which combined HIVST and Pre-exposure prophylaxis delivery may be synergistic and empowering. This study will be the first to jointly evaluate HIVST and Pre-exposure prophylaxis in sex workers.

Summary of findings
Forthcoming

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HIV positivity
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Social harm
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Study status
Ongoing