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dc.contributor.authorMatovu, Joseph K. B.
dc.contributor.authorBogart, Laura M.
dc.contributor.authorNakabugo, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorKagaayi, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorSerwadda, David
dc.contributor.authorWanyenze, Rhoda K.
dc.contributor.authorKo, Albert I.
dc.contributor.authorKurth, Ann E.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-11T11:47:27Z
dc.date.available2021-12-11T11:47:27Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationMatovu, J. K., Bogart, L. M., Nakabugo, J., Kagaayi, J., Serwadda, D., Wanyenze, R. K., ... & Kurth, A. E. (2020). Feasibility and acceptability of a pilot, peer-led HIV self-testing intervention in a hyperendemic fishing community in rural Uganda. PloS one, 15(8), e0236141. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0236141en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0236141
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/313
dc.description.abstractNovel interventions are needed to reach young people and adult men with HIV services given the low HIV testing rates in these population sub-groups. We assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a peer-led oral HIV self-testing (HIVST) intervention in Kasensero, a hyperendemic fishing community (HIV prevalence: 37–41%) in Rakai, Uganda. Methods This study was conducted among young people (15–24 years) and adult men (25+ years) between May and August 2019. The study entailed distribution of HIVST kits by trained “peer-leaders,” who were selected from existing social networks and trained in HIVST distribution processes. Peer-leaders received up to 10 kits to distribute to eligible social network members (i.e. aged 15–24 years if young people or 25+ years if adult man, not tested in the past 3 months, and HIV-negative or of unknown HIV status at enrolment). The intervention was evaluated against the feasibility benchmark of 70% of peer-leaders distributing up to 70% of the kits that they received; and the acceptability benchmark of >80% of the respondents self-testing for HIV. Results Of 298 enrolled into the study at baseline, 56.4% (n = 168) were young people (15–24 years) and 43.6% (n = 130) were adult males (25+ years). Peer-leaders received 298 kits and distributed 296 (99.3%) kits to their social network members. Of the 282 interviewed at follow-up, 98.2% (n = 277) reported that they used the HIVST kitsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPloS oneen_US
dc.subjectPiloten_US
dc.subjectHIV self-testingen_US
dc.subjectHyperendemic fishing communityen_US
dc.subjectRural Ugandaen_US
dc.titleFeasibility and acceptability of a pilot, peer-led HIV self-testing intervention in a hyperendemic fishing community in rural Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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