Secondary Distribution of HIV Self-tests: an Innovative Strategy for Promoting Partner Testing and Reducing HIV Risk
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03135067|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 1, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2019
University of Pennsylvania
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Impact Research & Development Organization
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
No Study Results Posted on ClinicalTrials.gov for this Study
|Recruitment Status :||Active, not recruiting|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 30, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2021|
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