EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY HIV TESTING MODALITIES MSF OCB in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2016)
Given that community HIV testing is often more expensive than HF-based testing, this evaluation aims to fully understand the relative advantages of community testing modalities. MSF has been providing 3 modalities of community HIV testing in KZN since late 2012, to complement the standard, health facility (HF)-based testing provided by the Department of Health. Fixed sites (FS), Mobile 1-Stop Shops (M1SS) and Door-to-Door Community Health Agents (CHAPs) provide testing throughout the project area of Eshowe, Mbongolowane and the adjacent rural areas. The report details five key recommendations aimed at improving the efficacy of the community testing modalities.