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HIV Testing: Principles and Practice

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Testing is a potentially important intervention to slow the HIV epidemic in Africa and elsewhere. Some countries in Africa have achieved high levels of testing but most have not. Cost, price, and questions of confidentiality have limited the expansion of testing. It looks possible, however, that there are choices as to the design of testing programs that would expand the number of people who could know their HIV status in ways that would be worthwhile. Copyright 2011, Oxford University Press.

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  • Mark Gersovitz, 2011. "HIV Testing: Principles and Practice," World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 26(1), pages 1-41, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:wbrobs:v:26:y:2011:i:1:p:1-41
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    1. Mark E. McGovern & Kobus Herbst & Frank Tanser & Tinofa Mutevedzi & David Canning & Dickman Gareta & Deenan Pillay & Till Bärnighausen, 2016. "Do Gifts Increase Consent to Home-based HIV Testing? A Difference-in-Differences Study in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa," CHaRMS Working Papers 16-05, Centre for HeAlth Research at the Management School (CHaRMS).

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