Bathhouse distribution of HIV self-testing kits reaches diverse, high-risk population
Woods et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Key population: Men who have sex with men
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2 [0.2 - 0.2]
Men were systematically selected to receive a test-kit coupon. Those who presented the coupon took an 11-item survey about testing history, HIV status and other demographic characteristics.
Summary of findings
The bathhouse served as an excellent venue for offering HIV self-testing kits to a population likely to be at risk for HIV. Those who completed the survey were mainly identified 'gay', although 18% identified as bisexual. More than half had not tested in the past 6 months (57%), including those who had never tested (7%). While most respondents who had previously tested did so in a medical/clinical setting (53%), nearly half had used non-clinical settings.
51% (92/181) accepted the coupon and 54 kits were distributed.
Willingness to pay
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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