by Kwame Shanaube, Ab Schaap, Sian Floyd et al.
AIDS 2017, 31:1555–1564
The objective of the study was to determine the uptake of home-based HIV counselling and testing (HCT) in four HPTN 071 (PopART) trial communities (implementing a ‘full’ combination HIV prevention package that includes universal HIV testing and treatment) in Zambia. Overall acceptance of HIV-testing through offering a door-to-door-based combination HIV prevention package was 72.2%. The intervention increased knowledge of HIV status from ∼50 to ∼90%. However, challenges still remain and a one-off intervention is unlikely to be successful but will require repeated visits and multiple strategies.