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Secondary distribution of HIV self-tests: an innovative strategy for promoting partner testing and reducing HIV risk


Author
Thimururthy et al.

Publication year

Country

Type of approach
Facility-based

Type of assistance
Directly assisted

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Mixed: Vulnerable population and key population: women receiving antenatal and post-partum care and female sex workers.The study will recruit HIV-negative adult women who had two or more sexual partners within the past four weeks in the Nyanza region of Kenya. Beach communities and female sex worker hotspots will be randomized to an intervention group or a control group. In intervention clusters, participants will receive multiple oral fluid-based HIV test kits over a period of up to 24 months, training on how to use the tests, and encouragement to offer tests to current and potential sexual partners with whom sex without condoms is likely. In the comparison clusters, participants will be given referral vouchers for clinic-based HIV testing over a period of up to 24-months and encouraged to distribute these vouchers to sexual partners.

Study design
Trials

Sample size
2010

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)

Methodology
Randomized trial to assess whether the provision of multiple oral-fluid based HIV self-test kits to HIV-negative women at high risk of acquiring HIV in western Kenya is an approach that promotes HIV testing among women's sexual partners, facilitates better sexual decision making, and reduces women's risk of acquiring HIV.

Summary of findings
Forthcoming

Acceptability
n/a

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
n/a

Concordance
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HIV positivity
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Accuracy details
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Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Source

Study status
Ongoing