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Forthcoming


Author
Lane et al.

Publication year

Country

Type of approach
Facility-based

Type of assistance
Directly assisted

Specimen
Fingerstick/whole blood, Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Men who have sex with men

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
150

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
19.2 [18.4 - 20.0]

Methodology
This research to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and behavioral impacts of HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men in Mpumalanga Province is being conducted in 2 phases. The pre-pilot phase completed enrollment of 24 men in the Gert Sibande and Ehlanzeni sub-districts. Men were shown how to conduct 2 HIV self-tests, one blood and one oral fluid, and then asked to perform both tests in the presence of a counselor, including reading the test results. After completing both tests, participants were asked a brief acceptability survey. In the pilot phase of the study participants (n=125) will be asked to come to the study office, have both the oral and blood based tests demonstrated, and will then be asked to select which test they would like to take home in order to test themselves and/or use with their partners. Participants will be given a small quantity (5) of their preferred test and a testing log, and will be asked to record the context and details of their testing experience when, with whom, result, etc. for each test they use. Participants will also be administered a baseline and 6-month follow-up behavioral survey and an acceptability and usage survey at 3-month and 6-month visits.

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