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If you bring the kit home, you [can] get time and test together with your partner: Pregnant women and male partners


Author
Matovu et al.

Publication year
2017

Country

Type of approach
Facility-based

Type of assistance
Directly assisted

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
General population: Partners and family members of pregnant women attending antenatal care

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
92

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
7.1 [6.6 - 7.7]

Methodology
A qualitative study using focus group discussions to assess pregnant women and their male partners' perceptions regarding female partner-delivered HIVST kits. Study period: November to December 2015.

Summary of findings
Overall, pregnant women were willing to take HIVST kits to their partners and other household members, with the exception of their co-wives. Male partners were willing to use HIVST kits brought by their female partners. Our findings suggest that secondary distribution of HIVST kits through female partners is acceptable and has the potential to improve male partner and household-member HIV testing.

Acceptability
n/a

Acceptability details
Most of the women indicated that they would be willing to take the kits to their male partners (n=n/a).

Willingness to pay
n/a

Willingness to pay details
n/a

Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
n/a

HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
n/a

Social harm
Few women were concerned that HIVST could result in violence in their home if they bring it home (n=n/a), others expressed concern about people committing suicide after receiving a positive result (n=n/a).

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Completed