JIKINGE STUDY | Projects

Category: Ongoing Research

JIKINGE STUDY
JIKINGE STUDY Study title: Secondary distribution of HIV self-tests: an innovative strategy for promoting partner testing and reducing risk. 
Collaboration: Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania
Coverage: The study is being conducted in the following Sub-Counties of Siaya County; Rarieda, Bondo, Ugunja, Gem and Alego Usonga and Ugenya.
Funding: The study is funded by National institute of mental health.
Overal goal: The study seeks to find out how HIV self-test impact HIV incidence, if it increases uptake of HIV testing and HIV identification among partners of high risk women, change sexual behaviour, assess cost effectiveness of HIVST the safety and perceptions of HIVST among high risk women.
Study Aims: To reduce the risk of HIV acquisition among high-risk women. To gain richer insights on the secondary distribution intervention and its impacts. Establish the cost-effectiveness of providing multiple HIV self-tests to high-risk women as compared to alternative strategies that seek to increase access to HIV testing.
Study design. cluster randomized trial among HIV-negative women in Siaya County
Target Population: Women who report having two or more partners in the past month, including women who exchange sex and high-risk women residing in beach communities and Male partners of women who participate in the study.
Study period: 2016-2020.
Current Activities: Data cleaning, data analysis and Manuscript writing.