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The Uptake and Accuracy of Oral Kits for HIV Self-Testing in High HIV Prevalence Setting: A Cross-Sectional Feasibility Study in Blantyre, Malawi

  • Augustine Talumba Choko mail,

    augutc@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Nicola Desmond,

    Affiliations: Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Emily L. Webb,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Kondwani Chavula,

    Affiliation: Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Sue Napierala-Mavedzenge,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Charlotte A. Gaydos,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Simon D. Makombe,

    Affiliation: HIV Unit, Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi

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  • Treza Chunda,

    Affiliation: Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • S. Bertel Squire,

    Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Neil French,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Victor Mwapasa,

    Affiliation: Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Elizabeth L. Corbett

    Affiliations: Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 04, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001102

About the Authors

Augustine Talumba Choko, Nicola Desmond, Kondwani Chavula, Treza Chunda, Victor Mwapasa, Elizabeth L. Corbett
Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi
Nicola Desmond, S. Bertel Squire
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Emily L. Webb
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Sue Napierala-Mavedzenge, Neil French
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Charlotte A. Gaydos
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Simon D. Makombe
HIV Unit, Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi
Elizabeth L. Corbett
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: augutc@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ATC ND ELW KC SNM CAG SDM TC SBS NF VM ELC. Performed the experiments: ELC ND ATC KC. Analyzed the data: ELC ND ATC ELW KC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ELC ND ATC ELW CAG. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: ELC ATC. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: ATC ND ELW KC SNM CAG SDM TC SBS NF VM ELC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ATC ND ELW KC SNM CAG SDM TC SBS NF VM ELC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: ATC ND ELW KC SNM CAG SDM TC SBS NF VM ELC.