Evaluating oral HIV self-testing to increase HIV testing uptake among truck drivers in Kenya
3ie Impact evaluation report 64, 2017
In many African countries, men are less likely to test for HIV than women. Truck drivers, a male-dominated profession, have even lower HIV testing rates. Additionally, their mobile profession is correlated with a lifestyle that puts them at a higher risk for HIV compared with people working in other settings.
This report assesses the effect of an intervention implemented by North Star Alliance to provide truck drivers attending two of their clinics a choice of HIV testing options, including a self-administered oral HIV test in the presence of a health care provider or to take home and perform on their own.