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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Dec;37(12):1279-1281. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002142.

Mobile, Population-wide, Hybrid HIV Testing Strategy Increases Number of Children Tested in Rural Kenya and Uganda.

Author information

1
From the Center for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya.
2
University of California, San Francisco, California.
3
School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
4
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
5
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California.

Abstract

Efficient ways to identify children with HIV in the context of universal test-and-treat policies are needed. We evaluated a hybrid testing strategy combining mobile community and home-based HIV testing in 87,700 children across 32 rural communities in 2 East African countries. This approach resulted in 81% testing coverage of at-risk children and doubled the number of children diagnosed with HIV.

PMID:
30199482
PMCID:
PMC6226337
[Available on 2019-12-01]
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0000000000002142
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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