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Forthcoming


Author
Waimar et al.

Publication year

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Type of approach
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Type of assistance
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Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Men who have sex with men

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
300

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
3.1 [2.1 - 3.6]

Methodology
In-depth interviews with men who have sex with men (MSM) and focus group discussions (FGD) were conducted to understand how MSM perceive HIVST, to assess willingness to use and potential barriers to uptake of HIVST, and identify operational and contextual issues that might affect the demonstration, distribution, and utilization of HIVST kits in this community. Observations of a small sample of MSM conducting HIVST will also be conducted to assess accurate use of the product, and revise product instructions accordingly. To meet Aim 2, a quantitative survey with a cohort of HIV-negative or unknown status MSM (N=300) who are reached by key opinion leaders (KOLs) will be conducted. Follow-up interviews will be conducted after three months to allow for sufficient time for those who test positive to seek care and treatment. In-depth interviews with a subsample of the cohort will be conducted post-intervention to assess acceptability, ease of and barriers to use, unintended consequences, reasons for use or non-use, and facilitators of and barriers to linkages to care and treatment. FGDs with KOLs will also be conducted at endline to assess operational aspects and challenges to HIVST kit distribution.

Summary of findings
Forthcoming

Acceptability
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Acceptability details
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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
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Source

Study status
Ongoing