Study Objectives:

  1. To initially conduct formative qualitative work to explore the role of stigma on low HIV testing uptake among 20 men via face-to-face interviews, and then to obtain feedback about potential interventions using asynchronous online focus group discussion among 40 men all with relatively high socio-economic status (SES) in Botswana.
  2. To develop and conduct a small pilot test of a local, culturally appropriate HIV testing strategy targeting 100 men in the higher-SES in Botswana.
  3. To build capacity for HIV stigma and related behavioural research by conducting focused workshops in Botswana.

Study Design: Mixed methods

Study Population & Size: Men with high socio-economic status in Botswana; 60 men (for objective 1) + 100 men (for objective 2).

Study Duration: the study is ending on 30 April 2022

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH).