HIV Testing in Rural Ecuador: Use of a Hospital-Based Public Service Announcement


This study aims to understand factors related to hospital-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in rural Ecuador. Following a visual public service announcement (PSA), persons aged 18 or older were invited to complete an anonymous survey in a hospital waiting room. Comparing those who volunteered for an HIV test (n=269, 63.4%) to those who did not (n=155, 36.6%), there was a positive association between past testing and testing the day of survey administration (p

Can It Be Any Hotter?


In this short piece, Samuel Enumah of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine details a specific and personal experience from a visit to a local hospital in Rwanda.

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