Brief counselling after home-based HIV counselling and testing strongly increases linkage to care: a cluster-randomized trial in Uganda

Eugene Ruzagira, Heiner Grosskurth, Anatoli Kamali, Kathy Baisley

The aim of this study was to determine whether counselling provided subsequent to HIV testing and referral for care increases linkage to care among HIV-positive persons identified through home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT) in Masaka, Uganda. The study found that counselling substantially increases linkage to care among HIV-positive adults identified through HBHCT and may enhance efforts to increase antiretroviral therapy coverage in sub-Saharan Africa.

October 31, 2017
Year of publication
2017
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Tags
post-testing counseling, HIV testing and counseling (HTC), referral to care, linkage to care, home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT), Uganda, ART coverage, antiretroviral therapy (ART), treatment