Table 4

Average observed time per kit distributed in South Africa

Time categoryAverage time in minutes/kits distributed
3 hours observations (n=19)>3 hours observations (n=9)Combined protocols (n=28)
Direct HIV self-testing time5.5817.6311.60
Indirect HIV self-testing time9.3931.2020.30
Total HIV self-testing time (% of total counsellors’ time) 14.96 (34%) 48.83 (65%) 31.90 (44%)
Total kits distributed during observations 78 27 105
  • HIVST, HIV self-testing.