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Feasibility and acceptability of HIV self-testing among female sex workers and men who have sex with men in Yaoundé, Cameroon


Author
Baral et al.

Publication year
2018

Country

Type of approach
Dual

Type of assistance
Directly assisted

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Female sex workers and men who have sex with men

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
1063

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)

Methodology
This study evaluates the acceptability and the feasibility of HIVST among key population in Cameroon. HIVST kits were distributed at drop-in centres and outreach activities, one kit was distributed for personal use and optional up to two additional test kits for secondary distribution (sexual partners, friends or associates). All participants were recommended to seek further HIV testing at drop-in centre. The study also conducted focus discussion groups and deep interviews to gather information about preferences for distribution approach, experiences using HIVST, clarity of instructions, ease of use and perceived barriers.

Summary of findings
Forthcoming

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

Source

Study status
Ongoing