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Agot, Kawango E.; Masters, Samuel H.; Wango, Gift-Noelle; & Thirumurthy, Harsha (2018). Can Women Safely Distribute HIV Oral Self-Test Kits to Their Sexual Partners? Results from a Pilot Study in Kenya. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 78(5), e39-41. PMCID: PMC6476173


Increasing uptake of HIV testing and counseling (HTC) and identifying HIV-infected individuals are a priority for all countries that subscribe to the goal of World Health Organization/Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS of an HIV-free generation by 2030. HTC is thus a crucial step toward achieving the promise of HIV treatment as prevention and achieving the first of the 90-90-90 targets of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. However, globally and in sub-Saharan Africa, more than 50% of HIV-infected individuals are unaware of their status. Moreover, knowledge of HIV-positive status is lower in men than in women, with 61.9% of men and 47.8% of women in Kenya not knowing they have HIV.


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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes


Agot, Kawango E.
Masters, Samuel H.
Wango, Gift-Noelle
Thirumurthy, Harsha