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Simo Fotso Arlette, Kra A. K., Maheu-Giroux M., Boye Sokhna, d'Elbee M., Ky-zerbo O., Rouveau Nicolas, N'Guessan N. K., Geoffroy O., Vautier A., Larmarange Joseph, ATLAS Team. (2022). Is it possible to recruit HIV self-test users for an anonymous phone-based survey using passive recruitment without financial incentives ? Lessons learned from a pilot study in Cote d'Ivoire. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 8 (1), 4 [7 p.].

Titre du document
Is it possible to recruit HIV self-test users for an anonymous phone-based survey using passive recruitment without financial incentives ? Lessons learned from a pilot study in Cote d'Ivoire
Année de publication
2022
Type de document
Article référencé dans le Web of Science WOS:000739954900001
Auteurs
Simo Fotso Arlette, Kra A. K., Maheu-Giroux M., Boye Sokhna, d'Elbee M., Ky-zerbo O., Rouveau Nicolas, N'Guessan N. K., Geoffroy O., Vautier A., Larmarange Joseph, ATLAS Team
Source
Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2022, 8 (1), 4 [7 p.]
Background Due to the discreet and private nature of HIV self-testing (HIVST), it is particularly challenging to monitor and assess the impacts of this testing strategy. To overcome this challenge, we conducted a study in Cote d'Ivoire to characterize the profile of end users of HIVST kits distributed through the ATLAS project (AutoTest VIH, Libre d'Acceder a la connaissance de son Statut). Feasibility was assessed using a pilot phone-based survey. Methods The ATLAS project aims to distribute 221300 HIVST kits in Cote d'Ivoire from 2019 to 2021 through both primary (e.g., direct distribution to primary users) and secondary distribution (e.g., for partner testing). The pilot survey used a passive recruitment strategy-whereby participants voluntarily called a toll-free survey phone number-to enrol participants. The survey was promoted through a sticker on the HIVST instruction leaflet and hotline invitations and informal promotion by HIVST kit-dispensing agents. Importantly, participation was not financially incentivized, even though surveys focussed on key populations usually use incentives in this context. Results After a 7-month period in which 25,000 HIVST kits were distributed, only 42 questionnaires were completed. Nevertheless, the survey collected data from users receiving HIVST kits via both primary and secondary distribution (69% and 31%, respectively). Conclusion This paper provides guidance on how to improve the design of future surveys of this type. It discusses the need to financial incentivize participation, to reorganize the questionnaire, the importance of better informing and training stakeholders involved in the distribution of HIVST, and the use of flyers to increase the enrolment of users reached through secondary distribution.
Plan de classement
Entomologie médicale / Parasitologie / Virologie [052] ; Santé : aspects socioculturels, économiques et politiques [056] ; Documentation [124]
Description Géographique
COTE D'IVOIRE
Localisation
Fonds IRD [F B010083936]
Identifiant IRD
fdi:010083936
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