Expanding HIV testing and linkage to care in southwestern Uganda with community health extension workers

Stephen Asiimwe, Jennifer M. Ross, Anthony Arinaitwe, Obed Tumusiime, Bosco Turyamureeba, D. Allen Roberts, Gabrielle O'Malley, Ruanne V. Barnabas   Abstract Introduction: Achieving the UNAIDS goals of 90–90-90 will require more than doubling the number of people accessing HIV care in Uganda. Community-based programmes for entry into HIV care are effective strategies to expand access [...]

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How home HIV testing and counselling with follow-up support achieves high testing coverage and linkage to treatment and prevention: a qualitative analysis from Uganda

Introduction: The successes of HIV treatment scale-up and the availability of new prevention tools have raised hopes that the epidemic can finally be controlled and ended. Reduction in HIV incidence and control of the epidemic requires high testing rates at population levels, followed by linkage to treatment or prevention. As effective linkage strategies are identified, [...]

By |March 5th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

Household-Based HIV Counseling and Testing as a Platform for Referral to HIV Care and Medical Male Circumcision in Uganda: A Pilot Evaluation

Background: Combination HIV prevention initiatives incorporate evidence-based, biomedical and behavioral interventions appropriate and acceptable to specific populations, aiming to significantly reduce population-level HIV incidence. Knowledge of HIV serostatus is key to linkages to HIV care and prevention. Household-based HIV counseling and testing (HBCT) can achieve high HIV testing rates. We evaluated HBCT as a platform [...]

By |December 13th, 2012|Publications|0 Comments

Effect of home-based HIV counselling and testing on stigma and risky sexual behaviours: serial cross-sectional studies in Uganda

Background: A large, district-wide, home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT) programme was implemented in Bushenyi district of Uganda from 2004 to 2007. This programme provided free HBHCT services to all consenting adults of Bushenyi district and had a very high uptake and acceptability. We measured population-level changes in knowledge of HIV status, stigma and HIV-risk [...]

By |July 5th, 2012|Publications|0 Comments

Organizational Capacity Assessment. A case of ICOBI

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By |June 11th, 2009|Publications|0 Comments

Door-to-door Ugandan VCT programme finds more HIV-positive males than females among serodiscordant couples

Home-based, voluntary counselling and testing has found that over 2% of cohabiting couples in the Bushenyi region of Uganda are serodiscordant for HIV. The men in these partnerships are more likely than the women to be HIV-positive, and condom use in these couples is very low, according to a presentation to the Fifteenth Conference on [...]

By |February 8th, 2008|Publications|0 Comments

Door-door home-based VCT reveals high HIV incidence among HIV-discordant couple members, Uganda

Presented by Stephen Asiimwe, Uganda. Asiimwe S.1, Muganzi E.1, Tumwesigye E.1, Achom M.2, Tappero J.2 1Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI), Bushenyi, Uganda, 2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kampala, Uganda Objectives: Unprotected sexual intercourse among HIV1 sero discordant individuals in communities with high HIV prevalence may increase the risk of HIV transmission. We assess [...]

By |July 5th, 2007|Publications|0 Comments

100% Access, Districtwide, DoortoDoor, Homebased HIV Counselling and Testing in Rural Uganda

In October 2004, CDC funded ICOBI a local NGO to implement a Full Access, Districtwide HomeBased Voluntary Counselling and Testing program in Bushenyi district, Uganda • Major Goal: To implement 100% Full Access HBVCT and offer basic care to those HIV positive • Less than 10% of Adult population in the district had ever been [...]

By |March 5th, 2007|Publications|0 Comments