Improving men’s uptake of HIV testing services: Findings from a health facility assessment in Nairobi, Kenya
The 2018 International AIDS Conference called attention to men’s low uptake of HIV testing services (HTS) and the need for greater efforts to ensure men know their status and link to treatment if they test positive for HIV. As a first step to better understanding the barriers to and facilitators of HIV testing among men, we conducted an assessment of 124 health facilities offering HTS, examining the differences between high-male-volume and low-male-volume sites.
Project SOAR in collaboration with the Kenya National AIDS & STI Control Program is building needed evidence to improve uptake of HIV testing services among Kenyan men. Critical to this process is knowing more about site-specific characteristics that contribute to bringing in male clients for HIV testing. This brief summarizes key findings from a health facility assessment conducted across 17 sub counties in Nairobi.