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.
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- Ethnoracial communities
- General HIV+ population
- General HIV- population
- Health Systems
- Delivery arrangements