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Measuring linkage to HIV treatment services following HIV self‐testing in low‐income settings

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Choko, Augustine T, Jamil, Muhammad S, MacPherson, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0329-9613, Corbett, Elizabeth, Chitembo, Lastone, Ingold, Heather, Bermudez Aza, Elkin, d’Elbee, Marc, DiCarlo, Meghan, Majam, Mohammed, Schewchuk, Tanya, Wong, Vincent, Baggaley, Rachel and Johnson, Cheryl (2020) 'Measuring linkage to HIV treatment services following HIV self‐testing in low‐income settings'. Journal of the International AIDS Society, Vol 23, Issue 6.

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Abstract

Globally, HIV testing services (HTS) have been scaled up resulting in 79% of all people with HIV aware of their status in 2018 [1]. However, 8.1 million people remain undiagnosed [1], many of whom are hard to reach through traditional HTS approaches. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommended HIV self‐testing (HIVST) as an HTS approach, followed by an update in 2019 [2, 3]. Since 2016, the number of countries with supportive HIVST policies has grown rapidly to 77 with 38 countries implementing HIVST as of July 2019 [1]. HIVST has proved effective in reaching people with undiagnosed HIV and those at high ongoing risk [4-6], however, many countries are yet to implement or scale up HIVST.

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
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503.2 Therapy
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503.6 Prevention and control
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25548
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2020 09:31
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 09:31
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14867

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