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Democratized testing at a Los Angeles commercial sex venue: should vending machines and home testing augment point-of-care testing in high-risk venues?


Author
McGrath et al.

Publication year
2015


Type of approach
Community-based

Type of assistance
n/a

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Female sex workers

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
620

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

Methodology
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.

Acceptability
n/a

Acceptability details
n/a

Willingness to pay
n/a

Willingness to pay details
n/a

Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
n/a

HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
n/a

Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Completed