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Characteristics of men who have sex with men who complete home HIV testing versus those who do not: estamp online men who have sex with men HIV home testing study, United States, 2014


Author
MacGowan et al.

Publication year
2015

Country
USA

Type of approach
Community-based

Type of assistance
Unassisted

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Men who have sex with men

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
838

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

Methodology
Assessed demographic and behavioral differences between men who have sex with men who did and did not complete HIVST. Participants were provided with written instructions and videos on how to conduct each testing activity. Participants were instructed to report the results of their rapid tests online (positive, negative or invalid/not working) and mail the dried blood spot card for lab testing.

Summary of findings
62% (519/838) reported both self-test results and returned the dried blood spot card, 16% completed 1 or 2 testing activities, and 22% did not complete any activities. Black and Hispanic men, men who did not identify themselves as homosexual, men who had never tested for HIV, and men who had 2 or more male partners with whom they had anal sex without condoms in the past 12 months were less likely to complete all study activities.

Acceptability
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Acceptability details
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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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Study status
Completed