Investigating the feasibility of HIV self-testing in Zambia
Publication Type: Other evaluations
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (includes East and West Africa)
Sector: HIV and AIDS
The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia conducted a six-month formative study that investigated factors influencing acceptability of HIV self-tests, potential methods to ensure linkage to care and the feasibility of implementing an HIV self-testing programme specific to the population and health system. The research explored whether individuals, particularly those who have never tested for HIV, would be likely to take up self-testing. It also explored the best way to disseminate or market self-testing to these individuals and how linkage to care can be reinforced among those who take up this novel testing mechanism.