My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: English

PONE_D_18_17456_ Oraquick data

Resource Type
  • Deressa, Tekalign (University of Gondar, Ethiopia & Ethiopian Public health Institute)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • The authors received no specific fund for this work
    • Award Number: N/A
  • Abstract

    Evaluation of diagnostic performance of non-invasive HIV self-testing kit using oral fluid in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A facility-based cross-sectional study Wudinesh Belete1, Tekalign Deressa1*, Altaye Feleke1, Takele Menna1, Tezera Moshago1, Saro Abdella1, Abebe Hebtesilassie1, Yimam Getaneh1, Minilik Demissie1, Yonas Zula2, Israel Lemma2, Girmachew Mamo2, Endale Workalemahu2, Tsigereda Kifle1, Ebba Abate1
    Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is critical for early linkage to treatment and care services. However, there is a substantial gap in HIV testing, particularly in resource-limited settings due to low accessibility of HIV testing sites, inconvenient testing hours, and concerns about loss of confidentiality. Thus, adopting new strategies such as HIV self-testing (HIVST) could overcome these barriers and increases HIV testing uptake. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of non-invasive HIVST kit using oral fluid for HIV diagnosis. This study also aimed to assess the ability of clients in interpretation of OraQuick HIVST results. Method: Between December 2017 and February 2018, a total of 400 study participants were enrolled into the study to assess a diagnostic accuracy of Oral fluid-based HIVST kit (OraQuick) in 15 public health facilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Participants were provided with instructions and visual aids on how to perform HIVST and interpret results. They also underwent a blood-based rapid HIV antibody test as per the current national algorithm. The results of HIVST were interpreted independently by the participants and respective health care workers (HCWs). The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), Negative predictive value (NPV) and inter-rater agreement of the test were computed. Results: Out of 200 participants who tested positive on the national algorithm testing, oral fluid-based self-testing was positive in 199 (99.5%), false negative in 1 (0.5%). Of 200 participants who tested negative on the national algorithm testing, self-testing was negative in 200 (100%). There were no false positive and invalid tests. The sensitivity and specificity of the OraQuick HIVST were 99.5% (95%CI: 97.26-99.99) and 100% (95%CI: 98.18-100.0), respectively. The overall agreement between the two tests was high (κ value = 0.995). The PPV and NPV of OraQuick test were 100% and 99.5 % (95%CI: 96.59-99.93) respectively. Conclusion: This study showed a high diagnostic performance of OraQuick HIV self-test and suggests that OraQuick HIVST kit has a potential to be used for HIV testing in Ethiopia along with the national algorithm.
  • Weighting

    two decimal places were used
  • Technical Information

    Response Rates: 100%
Sampled Universe
Smallest Geographic Unit: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Health facilities for this study were selected purposively based on their HIV positive yields.
Study subjects were enrolled consecutively (see details in the Manuscript)
Collection Mode
  • paper and pencil interview (PAPI)~~


Update Metadata: 2019-01-11 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-01-11

Deressa, Tekalign (2019): PONE_D_18_17456_ Oraquick data. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.