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Diagnosis and case finding according to key partner risk populations of people living with HIV in Nigeria: A retrospective analysis of community-led index partner testing services

Published inEClinicalMedicine, vol. 43, 101265
Publication date2022-01
First online date2022-01-04
Abstract

Background: The HIV epidemic in Nigeria is concentrated in Key Populations (KP), people who inject drugs (PWID), men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW), and partners of people living with HIV. Due to stigma and discrimination, these groups have low access to HIV testing services (HTS) and linkage to treatment is challenging. To address this gap, index partner testing, targeting sexual contacts and injecting partners of KP index clients, was introduced in 2017.

Methods: The study was a retrospective analysis of community-led HIV index partner testing-involving review of secondary data from partner notification services registers. Between October 1, 2018, and September 30, 2019, HIV testing as part of index partner testing services was offered at nightclubs, hotels, and community-based ART clinics in the states of Akwa Ibom, Cross River, and Lagos. Index testing was assisted by peer navigators. We used provider and passive Partner Notification (PN) methods. In-person and social network methods were used to recruit partners of KP. We described the implementation of index partner testing services as part of the national KP program, analyzed PN delivery models, and calculated HIV seropositivity among persons who underwent Index Partner Testing. One-Way ANOVA and Tukey-HSD test were performed to determine whether the differences in mean HIV seropositivity between partners are statistically significant.

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ONOVO, Amobi et al. Diagnosis and case finding according to key partner risk populations of people living with HIV in Nigeria: A retrospective analysis of community-led index partner testing services. In: EClinicalMedicine, 2022, vol. 43, p. 101265. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.101265
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