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Bridging barriers to clinic-based HIV testing with new technology: translating self-implemented testing for African American youth


Author
Catania et al.

Publication year
2015

Country
USA

Type of approach
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Type of assistance
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Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Young people: Young people (15-19 years), African American, low-income

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
49

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

Methodology
Qualitative study that perfomed a series of phase 3 formative studies using face-to-face interviews (n=49), focus groups (n=9) and an advisory panel review (n=1) to understand how to address the barriers to clinic-based HIV testing. Data and key themes were identified through content analysis.

Summary of findings
Providers and low-income African American youth (15-19) viewed HIVST positively compared to clinic-based testing. Data suggest that HIVST may reduce social stigma and privacy concerns and increase convenience and normalization of HIV testing.

Acceptability
0.65

Acceptability details
Providers and low-income African American youth (15-19 years of age) viewed HIVST positively compared to clinic-based testing. 65% (n=32/49) of adolescents favored HIVST over conventional HIV testing.

Willingness to pay
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Willingness to pay details
Participants expressed concern about high retail costs (US$40) (n=n/a).

Sensitivity
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Specificity
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Concordance
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HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
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Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Completed