Principal Investigator - Lucy Mupfumi, PhD
- Determine the effectiveness of a self-testing approach for HIV and STIs among young people in Gaborone, Botswana.
- Determine the barriers to SRH services among young people in Gaborone, Botswana.
- Determine the acceptability of self-testing by young people in Gaborone, Botswana
Study Design: Cross sectional, mixed methods pilot study. We have both quantitative (diagnostic accuracy of self-testing) and qualitative (feasibility and acceptability) aims.
Study Population and Size: The study is recruiting 200 young people aged 18-24 years accessing SRH services at the youth friendly clinic, BOFWA as well as young people seen at the University of Botswana wellness clinic and the YWCA.
Study Duration: 6 months.
Sponsor: Sub-Saharan African Network for Tuberculosis and HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE).