Accessing HIV testing and treatment among men who have sex with men in China: a qualitative study
Wei et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Key population: Men who have sex with men
Values and preferences
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
Purposive sampling recruited participants. Qualitative study on barriers and facilitators to HIV testing and treatment. Used focus groups discussion with semi-structured interviews.
Summary of findings
Major barriers to testing included gay- and HIV-related stigma and discrimination, relationship type and partner characteristics, low perception of risk or threat, the perception that HIV is incurable or equals death, concerns about confidentiality, lack of awarenss that testing is offered for free, and name-based testing. Key facilitators of testing included home HIV self-testing. All study participants reported that HIV self-test would be acceptable to them.
All study participants reported that HIV self-test would be acceptable to them.
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment