Time taken to link newly identified HIV positive clients to care following a home-base index case HIV testing: Experience from two provinces in Zimbabwe
This paper presents results of the time to link newly identified people living with HIV to care after using home-based index case HIV testing (HHTC) in Zimbabwe. HHTC increased linkage rates at a much higher rate than in other settings. The authors attribute this to working with expert patients (patients who are stable on antiretroviral therapy) who provided peer support. HIV programs should consider working with expert patients to improve HIV services uptake.