National HIV Testing Week: an evaluation of multi-agency collaboration within a local borough
Cheserem et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Mixed: General population and health care providers
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
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.
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment