Who Needs to Be Targeted for HIV Testing and Treatment in KwaZulu-Natal? Results From a Population-Based Survey

Huerga H, Van Cutsem G, Ben Farhat J, et al.

Identifying gaps in HIV testing and treatment is essential to design specific strategies targeting those not accessing HIV services. We assessed the prevalence and factors associated with being HIV untested, unaware, untreated, and virally unsuppressed in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

November 4, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Countries
Tags
South Africa, testing gaps, treatment gaps, treatment, antiretroviral therapy, ART, HIV testing and counseling (HTC), untested, untreated, virally unsuppressed

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