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Research Article

Towards Universal Voluntary HIV Testing and Counselling: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Community-Based Approaches

  • Amitabh B. Suthar mail,

    amitabh.suthar@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Nathan Ford,

    Affiliation: Department of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Pamela J. Bachanas,

    Affiliation: Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Vincent J. Wong,

    Affiliation: Office of HIV/AIDS, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Jay S. Rajan,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Alex K. Saltzman,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Olawale Ajose,

    Affiliation: Clinton Health Access Initiative, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ade O. Fakoya,

    Affiliation: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Reuben M. Granich,

    Affiliation: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Eyerusalem K. Negussie,

    Affiliation: Department of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Rachel C. Baggaley

    Affiliation: Department of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: August 13, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001496

About the Authors

Amitabh B. Suthar, Nathan Ford, Eyerusalem K. Negussie, Rachel C. Baggaley
Department of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Pamela J. Bachanas
Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Vincent J. Wong
Office of HIV/AIDS, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Jay S. Rajan
School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Alex K. Saltzman
School of Medicine, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America
Olawale Ajose
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Ade O. Fakoya
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
Reuben M. Granich
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: amitabh.suthar@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The opinions and statements in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official policy, endorsement, or views of their organisations.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ABS NF EKN RCB. Performed the experiments: ABS NF JSR AKS OA. Analyzed the data: ABS NF. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: ABS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: ABS NF PJB VJW JSR AKS OA AOF RMG EKN RCB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ABS NF PJB VJW JSR AKS OA AOF RMG EKN RCB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: ABS NF PJB VJW JSR AKS OA AOF RMG EKN RCB.