Feasibility and acceptability of HIV self-testing among female sex workers and men who have sex with men in Yaounde, Cameroon
Baral et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Key population: Men who have sex with men and female sex workers
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
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
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment