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Conformity and communal decision-making: First-tester effects on acceptance of home-based HIV counseling and testing in Uganda

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Conformity and communal decision-making: First-tester effects on acceptance of home-based HIV counseling and testing in Uganda https://t.co/eqNnYOtOTh
Going first sets the stage - first person invited to HIV testing in the household has oversize effects on those that follow. https://t.co/YNNRi6Hv6a #Epidemiology #HIV #PublicHealth
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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Mari Armstrong-Hough analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Amanda J Meyer analyzed the data, approved the final draft.

Achilles Katamba contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

J. Lucian Davis contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Human Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee at the Makerere College of Health Sciences, the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, and the Human Investigation Committee at Yale University approved the study (protocol 1505015812).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Raw data contain identifiable personal health information.

Funding

This work was supported by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH R01AI104824) (JLD), and by an Innovative Grants Program Award from the Nina Ireland Program in Lung Health at the University of California San Francisco (JLD). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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