Leveraging Rapid Community-Based HIV Testing Campaigns for Non-Communicable Diseases in Rural Uganda

@article{Chamie2012LeveragingRC,
  title={Leveraging Rapid Community-Based HIV Testing Campaigns for Non-Communicable Diseases in Rural Uganda},
  author={G. Chamie and D. Kwarisiima and T. Clark and J. Kabami and V. Jain and E. Geng and M. Petersen and H. Thirumurthy and M. Kamya and D. Havlir and E. Charlebois},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2012},
  volume={7}
}
Background The high burden of undiagnosed HIV in sub-Saharan Africa limits treatment and prevention efforts. Community-based HIV testing campaigns can address this challenge and provide an untapped opportunity to identify non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We tested the feasibility and diagnostic yield of integrating NCD and communicable diseases into a rapid HIV testing and referral campaign for all residents of a rural Ugandan parish. Methods A five-day, multi-disease campaign, offering… Expand

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