Democratized testing at a Los Angeles commercial sex venue: should vending machines and home testing augment point-of-care testing in high-risk venues?
McGrath et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Key population: Female sex workers
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2 [0.2 - 0.2]
An electronic vending machine dispensing free HIV home test kits was installed in the lounge of a 24-hour commercial sex venue.
Summary of findings
For a 4-month period, 620 HIV self-test kits were dispensed. Over the same period, trained personnel administered 104 point-of-care HIV tests.
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment