Linkage to care following community-based mobile HIV testing compared with clinic-based testing in Umlazi Township, Durban, South Africa†

@article{Bassett2014LinkageTC,
  title={Linkage to care following community-based mobile HIV testing compared with clinic-based testing in Umlazi Township, Durban, South Africa†},
  author={Ingrid Valerie Bassett and Susan Regan and P Luthuli and Hlengiwe Mbonambi and Benjamin I. Bearnot and Audrey C. Pendleton and Marion Robine and D Mukuvisi and Hilary Thulare and Rochelle P. Walensky and Kenneth A. Freedberg and Elena Losina and Bright Mhlongo},
  journal={HIV medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={367-72}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess HIV prevalence, disease stage and linkage to HIV care following diagnosis at a mobile HIV testing unit, compared with results for clinic-based testing, in a Durban township. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study. We enrolled adults presenting for HIV testing at a community-based mobile testing unit (mobile testers) and at an HIV clinic (clinic testers) serving the same area. Testers diagnosed with HIV infection, regardless of testing site… CONTINUE READING

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