Do gifts increase consent to home-based HIV testing? A difference-in-differences study in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mark E McGovern Kobus Herbst Frank Tanser Tinofa Mutevedzi David Canning Dickman Gareta Deenan Pillay Till Bärnighausen

Despite the importance of HIV testing for controlling the HIV epidemic, testing rates remain low. Efforts to scale up testing coverage and frequency in hard-to-reach and at-risk populations commonly focus on home-based HIV testing. This study evaluates the effect of a gift (a US$5 food voucher for families) on consent rates for home-based HIV testing.

February 27, 2017
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Countries
Tags
HIV testing, home-based HIV testing, financial incentives, South Africa

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