Promoting Partner Testing and Couples Testing through Secondary Distribution of HIV Self-Tests: A Randomized Clinical Trial

by Samuel H. Masters, Kawango Agot, Beatrice Obonyo et al.
PLoS Med 13(11): e1002166 – Published: November 8, 2016

15 pp. 1.1 MB

Achieving higher rates of partner HIV testing and couples testing among pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa is essential for the success of combination HIV prevention, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. The authors conclude that Provision of multiple HIV self-tests to women seeking antenatal and postpartum care was successful in promoting partner testing and couples testing. This approach warrants further consideration as countries develop HIV self-testing (HIVST) policies and seek new ways to increase awareness of HIV status among men and promote couples testing.

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