Descriptive Findings Social inequality and HIV-testing : Comparing home-and clinic-based testing in rural Malawi

@inproceedings{Weinreb2009DescriptiveFS,
  title={Descriptive Findings Social inequality and HIV-testing : Comparing home-and clinic-based testing in rural Malawi},
  author={Alexander Weinreb and Guy Stecklov},
  year={2009}
}
The plan to increase HIV testing is a cornerstone of the international health strategy against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper highlights a problematic aspect of that plan: the reliance on clinicrather than homebased testing. First, drawing on DHS data from across Africa, we demonstrate the substantial differences in socio-demographic and economic profiles between those who report having ever had an HIV test, and those who report never having had one. Then… CONTINUE READING

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