Home testing and counselling to reduce HIV incidence in a generalised epidemic setting: a mathematical modelling analysis

SOURCE: The Lancet
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Ying, M.Sharma, C.Celum, J.M.Baeten, H.Van Rooyen, J.P.Hughes, G.Garnett, R.V.Barnabas
KEYWORDS: HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING (HTC), HIV/AIDS, HOME CARE, KWAZULU-NATAL
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9243
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/9784

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Abstract

Home HIV testing and counselling (HTC) achieves high levels of HIV testing and linkage to care. Periodic home HTC, particularly targeted to those with high HIV viral load, might facilitate expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage. We used a mathematical model to assess the eff ect of periodic home HTC programmes on HIV incidence in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.