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A finger-stick whole-blood HIV self-test as an HIV screening tool adapted to the general public


Author
Prazuck et al.

Publication year
2016

Country

Type of approach
Dual

Type of assistance
Directly assisted

Specimen
Fingerstick/whole blood

Study population
General population: General population

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
411

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2 [0.2 - 0.2]

Methodology
The study was divided into 2 substudies: the first substudy evaluated the ability of participants to correctly perform the self-test, and the second substudy evaluated the ability of participants to read and correctly interpret the test results.

Summary of findings
In the first study, 99.2%of the 264 participants correctly administered the self-test, and 21.2% needed, upon their request, telephone assistance. In the second study, 98.1%of the 147 participants correctly interpreted the results.

Acceptability
n/a

Acceptability details
n/a

Willingness to pay
n/a

Willingness to pay details
n/a

Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
0.971

HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
Overall, 571 (97.1%) tests were correctly interpreted by the 147 participants.

Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a

Source

Study status
Completed