Using peer educators to scale-up oral HIVST among female sex workers: an implementation science approach from Kenya
Chesang et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Key population: Female sex workers
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
5.9 [4.9 - 7.0]
To increase identification of HIV-infected female sex workers, a multi-site Kenyan team developed an HIVST strategy and applied an implementation science approach to assess user acceptability, competence, feasibility, and impact on enrollment of female sex workers into ongoing HIV prevention and treatment programs.
Summary of findings
Preliminary data show HIVST was acceptable to 99% (446/449), 84% (324/385) of participants confirmed their HIV results, 100% (98/98) of the female sex workers obtained the same test results compared to facility-based confirmation, and 98% (96/98) of female sex workers enrolled into HIV treatment and prevention services.
HIVST was acceptable to 99% (446/449) of participants
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
100% (98/98) of the female sex workers obtained the same test results compared to facility-based confirmation
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
84% (324/385) confirming their HIV results and enrollment of 98% (96/98) female sex workers into HIV treatment and prevention services.