Author(s): Ganguli I, Bassett IV, Dong KL, Walensky RP
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Abstract Among an estimated 33 million individuals who are infected with HIV worldwide, only 10\% are aware of their status. HIV testing is the cornerstone to preventing further transmission and to caring for those infected, particularly as access to treatment improves in resource-limited settings. However, efforts to expand testing through facilities-based testing have not achieved adequate testing coverage, prompting efforts to reach more individuals through strategies such as home-based HIV testing. Home testing is showing promising early results in some high-prevalence, resource-limited settings. This article reviews the mechanisms and literature to date of this door-to-door approach.
This article was published in Curr HIV/AIDS Rep
and referenced in Pediatrics & Therapeutics