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Table 2 Number of HIV tests conducted from October 2016 to September 2017

From: Assessing the costs and efficiency of HIV testing and treatment services in rural Malawi: implications for future “test and start” strategies

Facility No. staff / trained No. FTE staff No. FTE counsellorsa Testing episodes
(1st test Determine)
Confirmatory (2nd test Unigold) New positive Annual positivity rate
Clinic A 4 / 3 1.0 0.6 520 26 19 3.7%
Clinic B 9 / 9 4.0 4.0 3144 178 74 2.4%
Clinic C 3 / 0 2.5 2.5 1916 64 36 1.9%
Hospital D 13 / 0 4.2 4.0 3385 152 84 2.5%
Hospital E 8 / 0 4.6 4.0 9544 553 240 2.5%
Total 37 / 12 16.3 15.1 18,509 973 453  
Average 7.4 / 2.4 3.3 3.0 3702 195 91 2.4%
  1. aIncludes lay (volunteer) counsellors: 2 in Clinic C