NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043) HIV/AIDS community mobilization

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Publication Author

Kawichai, S., Celentano, D., Srithanaviboonchai, K., Wichajarn, M., Pancharoen, K., Chariyalertsak, C. et al.

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Publication Title

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Subtitle

to Promote Mobile HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing (MVCT) in Rural Communities in Northern Thailand: Modifications by Experience

Publication Pages

16, 1227-1237


Project Accept is an RCT designed to test the efficacy of community mobilization (CM), mobile voluntary counseling and testing (MVCT), and post-test support services (PTSS) in reducing HIV incidence in three African countries and Thailand. This study found that edutainment especially motivated younger people, as the median age of VCT clients decreased from 38 to 35 years old. Providing free MVCT in community settings along with edutainment during evening hours increased VCT uptake and was particularly attractive to younger adults.