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Mobile VCT: reaching men and young people in urban and rural South African pilot studies (NIMH Project Accept, HPTN 043).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23142856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Mounting evidence exists that mobile voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) is able to extend coverage to new localities and populations. We describe two feasibility and acceptability pilot studies conducted in rural and urban South Africa in preparation for the larger NIMH Project Accept HIV prevention trial. A total of 1,015 individuals participated in the pilot studies. Participants in rural Vulindlela were younger (median 22 years) compared to urban Soweto (p < 0.001). Young people were more likely to be first time testers in both sites (p = 0.01 in Vulindlela, p < 0.001 in Soweto), with significantly more men likely to be first time testers than women (p = 0.01 in Vulindlela, p < 0.001 in Soweto). User satisfaction with mobile VCT was extremely high in both sites. Our study shows that providing mobile, high-quality and easy to access services in a high prevalence context is a feasible way to engage youth, men and more rural populations in HIV counselling and testing.
Authors:
Heidi van Rooyen; Nuala McGrath; Admire Chirowodza; Philip Joseph; Agnès Fiamma; Glenda Gray; Linda Richter; Thomas Coates
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-28     Completed Date:  2014-06-25     Revised Date:  2014-11-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2946-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Counseling* / organization & administration
Feasibility Studies
Female
HIV Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Male
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data*
Patient Satisfaction
Pilot Projects
Prevalence
Questionnaires
Rural Health Services / organization & administration*
Sex Distribution
South Africa / epidemiology
Urban Health Services / organization & administration*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
097410//Wellcome Trust; U01 AI068613/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; U01 AI068617/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; U01 AI068619/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; U01 MH066687/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; U01 MH066688/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; U01 MH066701/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; U01 MH066702/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; U01AI068613/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; U01AI068617/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; U01AI068619/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; U01MH066687/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; U01MH066688/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; U01MH066701/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; U01MH066702/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; UM1 AI068619/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; UM1AI068619/AI/NIAID NIH HHS
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