PAIBLT MAKARY SITE
Prevention: 389 leaflets distributed, 111 posters distributed and put up, 1,613 individual interviews carried out, 66,720 people reached by awareness-raising,
Voluntary testing: 2,985 people referred for voluntary HIV testing and counselling to the Mobile Testing Unit, 399 people actually tested, i.e. a rate of 13.36%, 398 people withdrew their results, 7 people tested HIV-positive and referred to a UPEC, i.e. a prevalence rate of 1.75
Condom promotion and use: 1,656 male condoms distributed, 764 female condoms distributed
Screening sites: Mada: Market (160 people screened); Makary: Market (140), Secondary Prison (49), District Hospital (50).
PAIBLT WAZA SITE
Prevention: 389 leaflets distributed, 114 posters distributed and put up, 612 individual interviews carried out, 6,975 people reached by awareness-raising
Voluntary testing: 471 people referred for voluntary HIV testing and counselling to the Mobile Testing Unit, 189 people actually tested, i.e. a rate of 13.36%, 189 people withdrew their results, 1 person tested HIV-positive and referred to a UPEC, i.e. a prevalence rate of 0.53
Condom promotion and use: 1,840 male condoms distributed, 1,030 female condoms distributed
Monitoring: 11 self-assessment sessions conducted by peer educators during your field visits during this campaign in Waza
Screening sites: Waza: Esplanade du Lamidat de Waza (112 people screened)
Zigagué: Esplanade of the chief of Canton of Zigagué (77 people screened).
Lessons learned and opportunities
Moving the Mobile Screening Unit to the population encourages them to be screened.
The fact that the results are handed over on the spot significantly increases the rate of withdrawal of results and consequently the knowledge of one’s serological status, which conditions one’s future behaviour.
The nature of the result (HIV-negative) can significantly increase the number of people willing to be tested.
The respect of the appointment (date and time) by the Mobile Screening Unit with the sensitized populations can increase the number of people willing to know their serological status.