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Table 4 Overview of data collected for HIV STAR-Malawi and HIV STAR-Zambia impact evaluations

From: The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community-based lay distribution of HIV self-tests in increasing uptake of HIV testing among adults in rural Malawi and rural and peri-urban Zambia: protocol for STAR (self-testing for Africa) cluster randomized evaluations

Data type Data collected
Pre-intervention During intervention period 12 months after intervention begins
Household survey • Ever tested
• Tested within past 12 months
• Current ART use
• Self-reported circumcision status
  • Ever tested
• Tested within past 12 months
• Current ART use
• Self-reported circumcision status
Clinic data extraction ART initiations from each study clinic by sex, age, self-testing status
CBDA M&E data   • Number of kits distributed
• Sex and age of persons receiving kits
• Barcode on test kit to link with returned kit
 
Client-returned kit   • Used test kit
• Self-completed questionnaire with test result, client sex, age
• Barcode linking to CBDA M&E data
 
Qualitative data • Situational analysis and community mapping (ZM, MW)
• Cognitive interviewing on IFUs (ZM, MW)
• Formative research on attitudes and preferences toward self-testing (ZM)
• Process evaluation (ZM)  
Economics data • DCEs to understand preferences for testing and linkage
• Costs of health facility based HIV testing at baseline
  • Costs of HIV testing, including self-test distribution models
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