Project name: “Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)”, Effect of U=U Messaging on HIV in South Africa
Project partner: Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF)
Province: Western Cape
Problem to address: Increasing uptake of HIV testing among men
Intervention: As an addition to the pre-existing Tutu-tester (mobile HIV-testing), we included a peer delivered U=U message when inviting men to test at the nearby Tutu-tester. For the Standard of Care arm (SOC), men were informed the Tutu-tester was nearby and available for testing.
Intervention timeline/length: 2 weeks
Findings: Men receiving the U=U message were 1.6 times more likely to get tested than men in the SOC.
- U = U Messaging Increases Uptake of HIV Testing Among Men: Results from a Pilot Cluster Randomized Trial.