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Title: Impact of Counseling Methods on HIV Retesting Uptake in At-Risk Individuals: A Randomized Controlled Study
Authors: Nicolas Salvadori
Luc Decker
Nicole Ngo-Giang-Huong
Jean Yves Mary
Sylvie Chevret
Surachet Arunothong
Pierrick Adam
Woottichai Khamduang
Tanawan Samleerat
Prapan Luangsook
Visitsak Suksa-ardphasu
Jullapong Achalapong
Christine Rouzioux
Wasna Sirirungsi
Gonzague Jourdain
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2019
Abstract: © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Systematic face-to-face pre-HIV test counseling is costly and may discourage clients to present for regular testing. In a randomized, controlled, non-inferiority trial conducted in four facilities providing free-of-charge anonymous HIV testing in Thailand, participants received either: standard counseling according to national guidelines (reference); computer-assisted counseling: interactive counseling on a tablet computer followed by an invitation to ask questions to the counselor; or on-demand counseling: invitation to ask questions to the counselor. Primary endpoint was a HIV retest within 7 months after enrolment visit. Following the planned interim analysis, on-demand counseling was discontinued for futility. In the final analysis in 1036 HIV-uninfected at-risk participants, computer-assisted counseling was non-inferior to standard counseling and had similar acceptability and improvements in HIV knowledge and sexual risk behaviors; however, it significantly reduced the time spent by counselors on counseling. Implementation of pre-HIV test computer-assisted counseling may ease the burden on staff involved in HIV testing.
ISSN: 15733254
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