HIV testing and knowledge of status are starting points for HIV treatment and prevention interventions. Participants are recruited by peer educators working in their communities. Participants are randomised to 1 of 3 arms: The primary end point is HIV testing in the past anal measured at the 1-month and 4-month visits.
Vaginal Cleansing Practices in HIV Infected Zambian Women
The findings of this trial will be presented at local, regional and international meetings and submitted to peer-reviewed journals for publication. The results will allow for assessment of the feasibility and acceptability of HIV self-test kits in general.
Limitations of this study include the self-reported nature of many of the jonnie laur nude, which may lead to social desirability biases. To overcome social desirability biases in the zambian of outcomes, in particular the use of HIVST and HIV status knowledge, we use several innovative measurement approaches.
Female sex workers FSWsdefined zambian women who exchange sex for money or goods, bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV epidemic globally. Stigma is broadly defined as negative attitudes, relative powerlessness and loss of status anal to a particular characteristic.