Community-based interventions to increase HIV testing among Black women


Key take-home messages
  • There are few studies that examine the effectiveness of community-based interventions on HIV testing among Black women.
  • HIV testing interventions in high-income settings are usually conducted in combination with risk reduction counselling.
  • Home-based voluntary counselling and testing may substantially increase awareness of HIV status (up to 70%) in previously undiagnosed women in sub-Saharan Africa, making this approach both feasible and effective.
  • Adding mobile HIV counselling and testing to existing stand-alone services in sub-Saharan Africa appears to be cost-effective and a great way to expand testing coverage.


Ontario HIV Treatment Network. Rapid Response Service.




  • Population(s)
    • Women
    • Ethnoracial communities
    • General HIV+ population
    • General HIV- population
  • Testing
    • Testing
  • Health Systems
    • Delivery arrangements


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