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Use of HIV self-test kits to increase identification of HIV-infected individuals and their partners


Author
Dovel et al.

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Country

Type of approach
Facility-based

Type of assistance
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Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
General population

Study design
Trials

Sample size
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UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)

Methodology
Randomized control trial to evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of HIV self-testing strategies compared to standard of care in outpatient departments and sexually transmitted infection clinics. The study will be conducted in Malawi at 15 clusters among 15,000 individuals (15 years or older) for Aim 1 and 7,500 individuals (15 years or older) for Aim 2. Clusters will be randomized to one of three study arms: (1) standard of care for provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC) for HIV; (2) optimized standard of care for PITC for HIV; and (3) group self-testing for HIV for Aim 1 and partner self-testing for HIV for Aim 2.

Summary of findings
Forthcoming

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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Source

Study status
Ongoing