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Using peer educators to scale-up oral HIVST among female sex workers: an implementation science approach from Kenya


Author
Chesang et al.

Publication year
2016

Country

Type of approach
Community-based

Type of assistance
Unassisted

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Female sex workers

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
n/a

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

Methodology
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.

Acceptability
0.99

Acceptability details
HIVST was acceptable to 99% (446/449) of participants

Willingness to pay
n/a

Willingness to pay details
n/a

Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
1

HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
100% (98/98) of the female sex workers obtained the same test results compared to facility-based confirmation

Social harm
n/a

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.


Study status
Completed