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Acceptability and intended usage preferences for six HIV testing options among internet-using men who have sex with men


Author
Sharma et al.

Publication year
2014


Type of approach
Dual

Type of assistance
n/a

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Men who have sex with men

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
973

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

Methodology
Between Oct-Nov 2012 men who have sex with men were surveyed about the acceptability of each of the following services hypothetically offered free of charge: testing at a physician's office; individual voluntary counseling and testing; couples' HIV counseling and testing; expedited/express testing; rapid home self-testing using an oral fluid test; home dried blood spot specimen self-collection for laboratory testing. Men were also asked to rank these options in order of intended usage preference.

Summary of findings
Rapid home self-testing using an oral fluid test and testing at a physician's office were the two most preferred options across all demographic and behavioral strata. Self-sampling using dried blood spot specimen was the least preferred option. 72% of participants (n=944) reported that they were likely or very likely to use an HIV self-test kit.

Acceptability
0.72

Acceptability details
72% of participants (n=944) reported that they were likely or very likely to use an HIV self-test kit.

Willingness to pay
n/a

Willingness to pay details
n/a

Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
n/a

HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
n/a

Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a

Source

Study status
Completed