Mobile, Population-wide, Hybrid HIV Testing Strategy Increases Number of Children Tested in Rural Kenya and Uganda

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Dec;37(12):1279-1281. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002142.


Efficient ways to identify children with HIV in the context of universal test-and-treat policies are needed. We evaluated a hybrid testing strategy combining mobile community and home-based HIV testing in 87,700 children across 32 rural communities in 2 East African countries. This approach resulted in 81% testing coverage of at-risk children and doubled the number of children diagnosed with HIV.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / diagnosis*
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Kenya
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / methods*
  • Program Evaluation / methods
  • Rural Population / statistics & numerical data
  • Uganda