This project, funding by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was implemented in 3 counties in Kenya (Mombasa, Kiambu, and Kisumu). PHDA partners with UoM, NASCOP, G10, and 3 MSM led CBOs in implementing this project. The HIV self-testing study for Men who have sex with men (MSM) undertakes a program science approach embedded in the natural eco-system of a Key population program.
The study was conducted in Men Against AIDS Youth Group (MAAYGO), Kisumu; Mamboleo Peer Empowerment Group (MPEG), Kiambu and HIV & AIDS People’s alliance of Kenya (HAPA-Kenya) in Mombasa
The study objective was to evaluate the incremental benefit of the community-based implementation of HIVST strategies as part of existing HIV and sexual health services to MSM in Kenya on reducing the overall size of the undiagnosed MSM population and reducing time for linkage to prevention, treatment and care following HIV testing”.