This operations research summary reports on the use of community health workers (CHWs) in Kenya to influence sexual behavior outcomes of people living with HIV/AIDS. Results of the Population Council’s APHIA II project indicate that using community-based health workers to provide information and counsel people living with HIV as well as make referrals for antiretroviral therapy can lead to increased uptake of ART among those eligible but not on treatment, and to positive sexual behavior outcomes. HIV prevention and care programs should therefore work with CHWs to increase the reach and impact of their activities.
"Using community health workers can lead to positive sexual behavior outcomes among people living with HIV," APHIA II Operations Research Project in Kenya OR Summary. Nairobi: Population Council, 2011.
AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II) Operations Research Project