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Accessing HIV testing and treatment among men who have sex with men in China: a qualitative study


Author
Wei et al.

Publication year
2013

Country

Type of approach
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Type of assistance
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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
49

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
<0.1

Methodology
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.

Acceptability
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Acceptability details
All study participants reported that HIV self-test would be acceptable to them.

Willingness to pay
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Willingness to pay details
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Sensitivity
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Specificity
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Concordance
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HIV positivity
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Accuracy details
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Social harm
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Source

Study status
Completed