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Inequalities in Uptake of HIV Testing Despite Scale-Up

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Sibanda, Euphemia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1754-1076 and Taegtmeyer, Miriam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5377-2536 (2020) 'Inequalities in Uptake of HIV Testing Despite Scale-Up'. Lancet Global Health, Vol 8, Issue 6, E744-E745.

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Abstract

HIV testing is a necessary step for uptake of HIV prevention and treatment services. Since 2008 there have been large scale initiatives to intensify access to and uptake of HIV testing among untested populations at risk through provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling (PITC)1, community-based approaches2 and partner notification3, with Sub-Saharan Africa, the region worst affected by the HIV epidemic4, being most critically in need of these initiatives. As for other health interventions5,6 however, inequalities in uptake of HIV testing have been recorded7, and they may persist despite intensification of HIV testing efforts and treatment scale-up8.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV infections
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503.1 Diagnosis
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30208-4
Depositing User: Rachel Dominguez
Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 13:06
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 13:06
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14467

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