The 2005 Kenyan health worker survey
Population Council Kenya
Type of approach
Type of assistance
General population: General population
Values and preferences
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
5.9 [4.9 - 7.0]
Cross-sectional survey and focus groups of health workers on HIV testing preferences and behaviors
Summary of findings
73% of health workers were interested in HIVST. Benefits of HIVST that were cited by respondents included: the possibility of eliminating stigma and suspicion from colleagues, reduced fear that results would not be confidential, and reduced fear that the test had been tampered with. Others felt HIVST would offer immediate benefits for health workers, including greater acceptability of HIV testing. However there were concerns about self-testing without counseling and receiving results without support.
There was considerable interest for self-testing among health workers, with 73 percent of respondents saying they would consider this option were it available.
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment