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The 2005 Kenyan health worker survey


Author
Population Council Kenya

Publication year
2006

Country

Type of approach
Community-based

Type of assistance
n/a

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
General population: General population

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
1897

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
5.9 [4.9 - 7.0]

Methodology
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.

Acceptability
0.73

Acceptability details
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
n/a

Willingness to pay details
n/a

Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
n/a

HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
n/a

Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Completed