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Years: 2019-2020

Training Site: Makerere University – Johns Hopkins University (MU-JHU) Limited

Country: Uganda

Mentors: Lisa Butler, PhD, MPH; Philippa Musoke, MBChB, PhD

Title: “The role of community health workers (CWH) in facilitating disclosure among HIV sero-discordant couples (HSDC) in Nakaseke district, Uganda”

Program Objectives:

Hypothesis: Use of CHWs will increase HIV disclosure among HSDC, leading to an increased number of HSDC who know their HIV status

Aim 1: To determine the predictors of non-disclosure among HIV sero-discordant couples (HSDC)

Aim 2: To document perceptions of sero-discordant individuals on using community Health workers(CHWs) to facilitate their HIV status disclosure

Aim 3: To explore CHW’s general knowledge and attitudes about HIV status disclosure among HSDC

Aim 4: To determine the proportion of HIV status disclosure among HSDC that can be achieved using CHWs

NIH Support: Fogarty fellow postdoctoral training award

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