Lane et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Fingerstick/whole blood, Oral-fluid
Key population: Men who have sex with men
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
19.2 [18.4 - 20.0]
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
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment