School of Public Health
Self-collection of Samples for STI Testing in Rakai, Uganda: Strengthening Evidence for Interventions
Despite the growing concern about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in high HIV-prevalence, low-resource settings, little research exists on alternatives to syndromic management of STIs. This study aims to strengthen the evidence base for self-collection of samples (SCS) for STI testing interventions by assessing the validity and acceptability of SCS methods in Rakai, Uganda. Findings will be used to fill critical gaps in the literature and support future research on SCS for STI testing interventions and HIV/STI service integration.
Advisor/Mentor: Caitlin Kennedy