Counseling Messages - Choosing Clinic-Based or Home-Based HIV Testing

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OPT-HOME (N.D.).

This tool consists of counseling messages from the OPT-HOME program conducted by University of Washington Center for AIDS Research in Kenya. The program offers the option of HIV self-testing (HIVST) or clinic-based testing to pregnant women and their partners. This set of counseling messages is used by health care providers to help participants make the decision on where and how to test for HIV. The messages also include discussion points for initiating partner testing, including assessing risk of intimate partner violence. Among 369 pregnant women enrolled in the ongoing study, 40% selected home-based HIVST over a clinic-based blood test. At 14 weeks postpartum, 13% (7/52) of women who tested used HIVST.

Contact: Alison Drake, adrake2@uw.edu