HAUS progress to September 2016

Find out more about our HAUS progress to date

During Phase 1 of HAUS we undertook discussion groups and interviews with professionals and with African community members in Glasgow and London. In addition, we undertook a systematic review of all the available evidence on the utility, uptake, barriers to implementation, feasibility and acceptability of HIV home sampling kits. Further details of our plans for the systematic review are available on the PROSPERO website.

Between January 2015 and June 2015 we analysed the findings of Phase 1, and you can find interim findings in the presentation on the ‘Resources’ box on this site. Further journal articles and reports are in preparation and will be shared here when they are complete. 

Phase 2 (distribution of the kits in London and Glasgow) began in March 2016, and the design of this phase was directly informed by the systematic review, discussion groups and key informant interviews from the first phase. This part of the study was designed to help us to understand the feasibility, acceptability and uptake of HIV home sampling among African people. This was achieved by evaluating all aspects of the HAUS intervention and the way it is delivered by GP practice nurses and HIV community outreach workers.

The study team is currently preparing several journal articles for publication, and further updates on those will be provided once they are available.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Fiona Burns.