Uptake, accuracy, safety and linkage into care over two years of promoting annual self-testing for HIV in Blantyre, Malawi: a community-based prospective study

Choko, A., Webb, E. and Corbett, L.. 2015. Uptake, accuracy, safety and linkage into care over two years of promoting annual self-testing for HIV in Blantyre, Malawi: a community-based prospective study. [Online]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.7.

Choko, A., Webb, E. and Corbett, L.. Uptake, accuracy, safety and linkage into care over two years of promoting annual self-testing for HIV in Blantyre, Malawi: a community-based prospective study. [Internet] LSHTM Data Compass. London, United Kingdom: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; 2015. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.7.

Choko, A., Webb, E. and Corbett, L. (2015). Uptake, accuracy, safety and linkage into care over two years of promoting annual self-testing for HIV in Blantyre, Malawi: a community-based prospective study. [Data Collection]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.7.

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Description of data capture HIVST was made available to 14 neighbourhoods of ~1,200 adult residents each, two of whom were responsible for implementation of recruitment between February 2012 and April 2014. In general, paper-based data collection followed by electronic processing using optical mark reading software (OMR) with Microsoft Access database was used for all data collection tools. A register of all neighbourhood residents who requested (were given) an HIVST kit was kept by the volunteer neighbourhood counsellor. These data were later extracted and electronically processed and gave rise to the HIVST uptake dataset. For the quality assurance dataset, a systematic sample of HIVST participants was selected for home-visit by study nurses aiming for minimum 5% coverage. Checks included age, confirmation of residency, whether or not HIVST kits had been used, and self-read result with offer of confirmatory testing (finger-prick blood parallel testing with Determine 1/2, Alere, Waltham, USA and Uni-Gold Recombigen HIV, Trinity Biotech, Bray, Ireland). A self-completed questionnaire (SCQ) was given to all participants at the time a HIVST kit was given. The participant was requested to return both the SCQ and the used kit, and to drop them in a sealed ballot box. A self-reported self-test result was then recorded by the participant along with acceptability indicators and whether or not they had been forced to self-test. The returned used kit and the SCQ were sent to the laboratory where technicians re-read all used kits and recorded the result on the SCQ.
Data capture method Questionnaire: Fixed form - Paper
Data Collection Period
FromTo
February 2012April 2014
Date (Completed) 23 July 2015
Geographical area covered
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-15.77235.0483-15.794134.9909
Language(s) of written materials English
Data Creators Choko, A., Webb, E. and Corbett, L.
LSHTM Faculty/Department Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Participating Institutions London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, Warwick Medical School, Malawi Ministry of Health, Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Funders
ProjectFunderGrant NumberFunder URI
Intensified HIV/TB prevention linking home-based HIV testing, including the option of self-testing, with HIV care: a cluster-randomised trial in Blantyre, MalawiWellcome TrustWT091769UNSPECIFIED
Depositor Augustine Choko
Date Deposited 23 Jul 2015 16:30
Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 11:22
Publisher London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Filename: quality_assurance.txt

Description: Variables for estimating sensitivity and specificity of self-reported HIV self-test results compared to confirmatory testing

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Filename: self_testing_individual_revised.txt

Description: Data on people accessing HIV self-testing participants capped such that uptake is less than or equal to 100% in each sex-age stratum

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