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Formative research to develop HIV self-testing intervention among networks of men in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: a mixed methods approach


Author
Conserve et al.

Publication year
2016

Country

Type of approach
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Type of assistance
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Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Vulnerable population: Men

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
989

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.4 [0.3 - 0.4]

Methodology
Data are from a midpoint survey of a randomized controlled trial, consisting of 989 men recruited from networks and 24 qualitative follow-up interviews. Binary logistic regression was performed to examine correlates of willingness to self-test. Participants' characteristics included were socio-demographics, HIV testing history, number of sexual partners, condom use, HIV risk perception, and network influence of two friends in the camp.

Summary of findings
51% of the men had not tested for HIV in the past 12 months and 66% of those who had not tested were interested in HIVST (n=n/a). Participants believed that self-testing can overcome these barriers but expressed concerns regarding the lack of post-test counseling associated with self-testing.

Acceptability
0.66

Acceptability details
51% of the men had not tested for HIV in the past 12 months and 66% of those who had not tested were interested in self-testing.

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
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Completed