HIV TB Stigma
The Interrupting HIV and TB stigma in the household during contact investigation in Uganda (HIV TB Stigma) project aims to develop and pilot a complex intervention to increase the uptake of home HIV testing and linkage to HIV care among household members offered home-based HIV testing.
Household TB contacts are at high risk for both HIV and TB in Uganda. However, stigma can prevent household contacts from seeking out appropriate evaluation and treatment for both diseases. Therefore, we aim to develop an intervention that will reduce perceptions of stigma associated with HIV and testing for HIV in the household.
We have conducted focus group discussions to inform the design of the intervention. Our next step will be to pilot this intervention in households in Kiswa and Kawaala and make adjustments to the intervention as necessary over the next several months.
Once the intervention has been appropriately modified, we will evaluate the effectiveness of it in a cohort of approximately 50 households around Kampala, Uganda.
HIV TB Stigma Team Members
Principal Investigators: Luke Davis, Achilles Katamba
Co-Investigator: Mari Armstrong-Hough
US Study Coordinator: Amanda J Meyer
Uganda Study Coordinator: Joseph Ggita
Fellow: Joanita Nangendo