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National HIV Testing Week: an evaluation of multi-agency collaboration within a local borough


Author
Cheserem et al.

Publication year
2018

Country

Type of approach
Dual

Type of assistance
Unassisted

Specimen
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Study population
General population: General population and health care providers

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
1018

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)

Methodology
Educational activities, media promotion and distribution of HIV self-tests were evaluated during National HIV Testing Week. Activities took place in a mix of facility and community locations, including the main outpatient area of a hospital, on a mobile bus and on the local council premises. Activities were measured by number of attendees, scores on HIV knowledge questionnaires and uptake of HIV self-testing.

Summary of findings
Joint partnership between community- and facility-based services was feasible and productive, reaching 1018 individuals in total. Facility-based educational activities and uptake of HIV self-testing kits was much greater than similar activities in community-based settings. A total of 112 HIVST kits were given out by sexual health staff to 52 men (46%) and 60 women (54%), aged between 19 and 49 years. HIVST was distributed to 82 individuals in the hospital setting and to 30 individuals on the mobile bus. There were an additional 46 kits given out at the local council by the HIV charity.

Acceptability
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Acceptability details
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Willingness to pay
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Willingness to pay details
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Sensitivity
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Specificity
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Concordance
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HIV positivity
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Accuracy details
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Social harm
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Study status
Completed