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NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043) HIV/AIDS community mobilization (CM) to promote mobile HIV voluntary counseling and testing (MVCT) in rural communities in Northern Thailand: modifications by experience.

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Kawichai, S; Celentano, D; Srithanaviboonchai, K; Wichajarn, M; Pancharoen, K; Chariyalertsak, C; Visrutaratana, S; Khumalo-Sakutukwa, G ...
Published in: AIDS and behavior
July 2012

Project Accept is a RCT designed to test the efficacy of community mobilization (CM), mobile voluntary counseling and testing (MVCT), and post-test support services (PTSS) in reducing HIV incidence in three African countries and Thailand. The intervention started in rural areas, northern Thailand in January 2006. CM initially included door-to-door visits during the daytime, small group discussions and joining organized meetings and followed by MVCT. In February 2007, CM strategy using HIV/AIDS "edutainment" (education and entertainment) during evening hours was introduced. After edutainment was initiated, the number of participants increased substantially. VCT uptake increased from 18 to 28 persons/day on average (t test; t = 7.87 P < 0.0001). Edutainment especially motivated younger people, as the median age of VCT clients decreased from 38 to 35 years old (median test; z = 6.74, P < 0.0001). Providing free MVCT in community settings along with edutainment during evening hours increased VCT uptake and was particularly attractive to younger adults.

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AIDS and behavior

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EISSN

1573-3254

ISSN

1090-7165

Publication Date

July 2012

Volume

16

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1227 / 1237

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Thailand
  • Rural Population
  • Rural Health Services
  • Public Health
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Mobile Health Units
  • Middle Aged
  • Mass Screening
  • Male
 

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Kawichai, S., Celentano, D., Srithanaviboonchai, K., Wichajarn, M., Pancharoen, K., Chariyalertsak, C., … Project Accept Study Team, . (2012). NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043) HIV/AIDS community mobilization (CM) to promote mobile HIV voluntary counseling and testing (MVCT) in rural communities in Northern Thailand: modifications by experience. AIDS and Behavior, 16(5), 1227–1237. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-011-0099-4
Kawichai, Surinda, David Celentano, Kriengkrai Srithanaviboonchai, Monjun Wichajarn, Kanokporn Pancharoen, Chonlisa Chariyalertsak, Surasing Visrutaratana, et al. “NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043) HIV/AIDS community mobilization (CM) to promote mobile HIV voluntary counseling and testing (MVCT) in rural communities in Northern Thailand: modifications by experience.AIDS and Behavior 16, no. 5 (July 2012): 1227–37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-011-0099-4.
Kawichai S, Celentano D, Srithanaviboonchai K, Wichajarn M, Pancharoen K, Chariyalertsak C, et al. NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043) HIV/AIDS community mobilization (CM) to promote mobile HIV voluntary counseling and testing (MVCT) in rural communities in Northern Thailand: modifications by experience. AIDS and behavior. 2012 Jul;16(5):1227–37.
Kawichai S, Celentano D, Srithanaviboonchai K, Wichajarn M, Pancharoen K, Chariyalertsak C, Visrutaratana S, Khumalo-Sakutukwa G, Sweat M, Chariyalertsak S, Project Accept Study Team. NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043) HIV/AIDS community mobilization (CM) to promote mobile HIV voluntary counseling and testing (MVCT) in rural communities in Northern Thailand: modifications by experience. AIDS and behavior. 2012 Jul;16(5):1227–1237.
Journal cover image

Published In

AIDS and behavior

DOI

EISSN

1573-3254

ISSN

1090-7165

Publication Date

July 2012

Volume

16

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1227 / 1237

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Thailand
  • Rural Population
  • Rural Health Services
  • Public Health
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Mobile Health Units
  • Middle Aged
  • Mass Screening
  • Male