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Activity Brief
9 January 2018

Improving uptake of HIV testing services and linkage to care after diagnosis in Kenya

HIV testing services (HTS) are an important component of HIV prevention in Kenya and provide an entry point into clinical care for persons newly diagnosed with HIV. Although uptake of HIV testing has increased in Kenya, men are less likely than women to get tested. Understanding how and why certain men elect to be tested could provide important insights in designing strategies to improve uptake and expansion of HTS among males. Another challenge in Kenya is how to identify and address the particular health system, social, and individual factors that hinder each patient’s linkage to and retention in care.

This brief describes how Project SOAR is collecting needed information to help Kenya and other countries that are scaling up test and start programs develop effective strategies to increase uptake of HIV testing services among men and linkage to care and treatment among all newly diagnosed HIV-positive clients.

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