Uganda HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Study


The Uganda HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Study is a randomized clinical trial to evaluate strategies for optimizing risk reduction within the context of routine HIV VCT (rVCT) and fully integrating inpatient counseling and testing with post-discharge HIV medical care to ensure that diagnosed individuals receive access to care.

The first intervention compares, in a non-inferiority study design, in-patient/outpatient routine counseling and testing (rVCT) with traditional HIV pre- and post-test counseling and testing (tVCT). The second intervention compares, in a superiority design, an “enhanced linkage to care” model for seropositive persons to increase uptake and long-term utilization of HIV-specific medical care compared to routine discharge and referral.