HIV Self-Testing Africa Initiative – Research

Publications and abstracts

STAR Researchers love to engage in direct discussions and share their findings early on international conferences and meetings. See our list of abstracts and other dissemination meetings.

STAR Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

1. d’Elbée, M. ; Indravudh, P.P. ; Mwenge, L. ; Kumwenda, M.M. ; Simwinga, M. ; Choko, A.T. ; Hensen, B. ; Neuman, M. ; Ong, J.J. ; Sibanda, E.L. ; Johnson, C.C. ; Hatzold, K. ; Cowan, F.M. ; Ayles, H. ; Corbett, E.L. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Preferences for linkage to HIV care services following a reactive self-test: discrete choice experiments in Malawi and Zambia. AIDS (2018) ; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001918; PMID: 29894386 ; Accepted Manuscript

2. Augustine T. Choko, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Nigel Stallard, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Aurelia Lepine, Cheryl C. Johnson, Doreen Sakala, Thokozani Kalua, Moses Kumwenda, Richard Hayes, Katherine Fielding. Effect of HIV self-testing alone or with additional interventions including financial incentives on linkage to care or prevention among male partners of antenatal care attendees in Malawi: An adaptive multi-arm multi-stage cluster randomised trial. PLoS Med. 2019 Jan; 16(1): e1002719. Published online 2019 Jan 2. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002719

3. Neuman M, Indravudh P, Chilongosi R, d’Elbée M, Desmond N,, Fielding K, Hensen B, Johnson C, Mkandawire P, Mwinga A, Nalubamba M0, Ncube G, Nyirenda L, Nyrienda R, Kampe EOI, Taegtmeyer M, Terris-Prestholt F, Weiss HA, Hatzold K, Ayles H, Corbett EL,The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community-based lay distribution of HIV self-tests in increasing uptake of HIV testing among adults in rural Malawi and rural and peri-urban Zambia: protocol for STAR (self-testing for Africa) cluster randomized evaluations. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18: 1234. Published online 2018 Nov 6. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-6120-3
4. Desmond, N. ; Nagelkerke, N. ; Lora, W. ; Chipeta, E. ; Sambo, M. ; Kumwenda, M. ; Corbett, E.L. ; Taegtemeyer, M. ; Seeley, J. ; Lalloo, D.G. ; Theobald, S. ; Measuring sexual behaviour in Malawi: a triangulation of three data collection instruments. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18: 807. Published online 2018 Jun 28. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5717-x
5. Linda Sande, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Collin Mangenah, Lawrence Mwenge, Pitchaya Indravudh, Phillip Mkandawire, Nurilign Ahmed, Marc d’Elbee, Cheryl Johnson, Karin Hatzold, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Melissa Neuman, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Costs of accessing HIV testing services among rural Malawi communities. AIDS Care. 2018; 30(Suppl 3): 27–36. Published online 2018 Jul 8. doi:10.1080/09540121.2018.1479032
6. Carmen Figueroa, Cheryl Johnson, Nathan Ford, Anita Sands, Shona Dalal, Robyn Meurant, Irena Prat, Karin Hatzold, Willy Urassa, Rachel Baggaley, Reliability of HIV rapid diagnostic tests for self-testing compared with testing by health-care workers: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Lancet HIV. 2018 Jun; 5(6): e277–e290. Published online 2018 Apr 24. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30044-4
7. Kumwenda, M.K. ; Corbett, E.L. ; Chikovore, J. ; Phiri, M. ; Mwale, D. ; Choko, A.T. ; Nliwasa, M. ; Sambakunsi, R. ; Taegtmeyer, M. ; Gutteberg, T.J. ; Munthali, A. ; Desmond, N. ; Discordance, Disclosure and Normative Gender Roles: Barriers to Couple Testing Within a Community-Level HIV Self-Testing Intervention in Urban Blantyre, Malawi. AIDS Behav. 2018; 22(8): 2491–2499. Published online 2018 Feb 6. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2038-0
8. Pitchaya P. Indravudh, Augustine T. Choko, Elizabeth L. Corbett Scaling up HIV self-testing in sub-Saharan Africa: a review of technology, policy and evidence, Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb; 31(1): 14–24. Published online 2018 Jan 4. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000426

9. Lawrence Mwenge, Linda Sande, Collin Mangenah, Nurilign Ahmed, Sarah Kanema, Marc d’Elbée, Euphemia Sibanda, Thokozani Kalua, Gertrude Ncube, Cheryl C. Johnson, Karin Hatzold, Frances M. Cowan, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Helen Ayles, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Costs of facility-based HIV testing in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, PLoS One. 2017; 12(10): e0185740. Published online 2017 Oct 16. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185740
10. Indravudh PP, Sibanda EL, d’Elbée M, Kumwenda MK, Ringwald B, Maringwa G, Simwinga M, Nyirenda LJ, Johnson CC, Hatzold K, Terris-Prestholt F, Taegtmeyer M. ‘I will choose when to test, where I want to test’: investigating young people’s preferences for HIV self-testing in Malawi and Zimbabwe, AIDS. 2017 Jul 1; 31(Suppl 3): S203–S212. Published online 2017 Jul 1.
11. Choko A., Kumwenda M, Johnson C, Sakala D, Chikalipo M, Fielding K, Chikovore J, Desmond N. Corbett E, Acceptability of woman-delivered HIV self-testing to the male partner, and additional interventions: a qualitative study of antenatal care participants in Malawi, J Int AIDS Soc. 2017; 20(1): 21610. Published online 2017 Jun 26. doi: 10.7448/IAS.20.1.21610
12. Cheryl C Johnson, Caitlin Kennedy, Virginia Fonner, Nandi Siegfried, Carmen Figueroa, Shona Dalal, Anita Sands, Rachel Baggaley, Examining the effects of HIV self-testing compared to standard HIV testing services: a systematic review and meta-analysis, J Int AIDS Soc. 2017; 20(1): 21594. Published online 2017 May 15. doi: 10.7448/IAS.20.1.21594

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