A finger-stick whole-blood HIV self-test as an HIV screening tool adapted to the general public
Prazuck et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
General population: Adults over 18 years
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2 [0.2 - 0.2]
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.
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Overall, 571 (97.1%) tests were correctly interpreted by the 147 participants.
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment