If you bring the kit home, you [can] get time and test together with your partner: Pregnant women and male partners
Matovu et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
General population: Partners and family members of pregnant women attending antenatal care
Values and preferences
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
7.1 [6.6 - 7.7]
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.
Most of the women indicated that they would be willing to take the kits to their male partners (n=n/a).
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
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
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