Analysis of piloting sales of oral fluid HIV antibody self-test kits at community pharmacies, Kunming
Jia et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Mixed: HIV voluntary counseling and testing (n=154), young students (n=100), STD clinic attenders (n=50), men who have sex with men male actors (n=50), injecting drug users (n=51), sex workers (n=54), and floating population (n=50).
Values and preferences
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
An in-person cross-sectional survey and distribution of HIVST kits at seven pharmacies in Kunming
Summary of findings
91.2% of survey respondents said they would seek re-testing at facility, the Chinese Center of Disease Control, following reactive self-test. But nearly half (46.7%) were concerned about privacy exposure and 20% were concerned about inconvenience at the Chinese Center of Disease Control.
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
84.1% (428/509) of participants were willing to pay for HIV oral rapid tests and of those 41.9% were willing to spend from US$ 14.45-US$ 21.54 (100 to 149 yuan).
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
91.2% of survey respondents said they would seek re-testing at health facility following reactive self-test