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Access to and use of unauthorised online HIV self-tests by internet-using French-speaking men who have sex with men


Author
Greacen et al.

Publication year
2012

Country

Type of approach
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Specimen
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Study population
Key population: Men who have sex with men

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
2370

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

Methodology
Online questionnaire on sex websites and gay and HIV community websites. The survey included 93 questions regarding knowledge of HIVST, attitudes to and use of self-tests, internet use, demographic characteristics, and sexual attitudes and behaviours.

Summary of findings
9169 men who have sex with men completed the questionnaire. 2748 (30%) were aware of online self-tests, but only 82 of those aware and not already HIV-positive (3.5%) declared having accessed one and only 69 having used it.

Acceptability
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Willingness to pay
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Sensitivity
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Specificity
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Concordance
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HIV positivity
4.3% (3/69)

Accuracy details
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Social harm
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Study status
Completed