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HIV Testing by Friendly Faces in Comfortable Settings
HIV Testing by Friendly Faces in Comfortable Settings

In Laos, LINKAGES introduced a community-based model of HIV testing with OraQuick—a relatively new rapid oral HIV test that requires neither specialized equipment nor highly trained providers to administer it. Community-based supporters (CBSs) administered the tests and provided referrals for additional services along the HIV cascade. After the first three months of implementation, CBSs proved that they could reach significant numbers of MSM and trans women with HIV testing using OraQuick.

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Media type: Document
Year of publication: 2016
Language: English
Key population: Trans*, MSM, PLHIV, Cross Kap

Strengthening community capacity through the provision of peer-led technical support.