Assisted partner services for HIV in Kenya: a cluster randomised controlled trial

by Peter Cherutich, Matthew R Golden, Beatrice Wamuti et al.
Lancet HIV; Vol. 4, No. 2, e74–e82, February 2017

9 pp. 297 kB

Assisted partner services for index patients with HIV infections involves elicitation of information about sex partners and contacting them to ensure that they test for HIV and link to care. Assisted partner services are not widely available in Africa. The authors aimed to establish whether or not assisted partner services increase HIV testing, diagnoses, and linkage to care among sex partners of people with HIV infections in Kenya. They conclude that assisted partner services are safe and increase HIV testing and case-finding; implementation at the population level could enhance linkage to care and antiretroviral therapy initiation and substantially decrease HIV transmission.

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