Efficient ways to identify children with HIV in the context of universal test-and-treat policies are needed. We evaluated a hybrid testing strategy combining mobile community and home-based HIV testing in 87,700 children across 32 rural communities in 2 East African countries. This approach resulted in 81% testing coverage of at-risk children and doubled the number of children diagnosed with HIV.
Ayieko J, Chamie G, Balzer L, Kwarisiima D, Kabami J, Sang N, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Clark TD, Plenty A, Charlebois ED, Petersen M, Kamya M, Havlir DV, Ruel T. (2018). Mobile, Population-wide, Hybrid HIV Testing Strategy Increases Number of Children Tested in Rural Kenya and Uganda. The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 37(12)