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HIV Self-Testing among Young Women in Rural South Africa: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Clinic-Based HIV Testing to the Choice of Either Clinic Testing or HIV Self-Testing with Secondary Distribution to Peers and Partners

Citation

Pettifor, Audrey E.; Lippman, Sheri A.; Kimaru, Linda; Haber, Noah; Mayakayaka, Zola; Selin, Amanda M.; Twine, Rhian; Gilmore, Hailey; Westreich, Daniel J.; & Mdaka, Brian, et al. (2020). HIV Self-Testing among Young Women in Rural South Africa: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Clinic-Based HIV Testing to the Choice of Either Clinic Testing or HIV Self-Testing with Secondary Distribution to Peers and Partners. EClinicalMedicine, 21, 100327. PMCID: PMC7171186

Abstract

Background: HIV testing rates in many hyper-endemic areas are lower than needed to curtail the HIV epidemic. New HIV testing strategies are needed to overcome barriers to traditional clinic based testing; HIV self-testing is one modality that offers promise in reaching individuals who experience barriers to clinic-based testing.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100327

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

EClinicalMedicine

Author(s)

Pettifor, Audrey E.
Lippman, Sheri A.
Kimaru, Linda
Haber, Noah
Mayakayaka, Zola
Selin, Amanda M.
Twine, Rhian
Gilmore, Hailey
Westreich, Daniel J.
Mdaka, Brian
Wagner, Ryan G.
Gomez-Olive, F. Xavier
Tollman, Stephen M.
Kahn, Kathleen

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

21

Pages

100327

PMCID

PMC7171186

Reference ID

12704