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HIV self-test awareness, exposure, and use, New York City, 2015–2016


Author
Salcuni et al.

Publication year
2017

Country
USA

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Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Men who have sex with men and transgender people

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
1151

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)

Methodology
From Nov 2015 to Apr 2016, men who have sex with men and transgender people were recruited through dating apps and sites. Participants completed an online survey, about sociodemographic factors (age, race/ethnicity, education, income), recent HIV-related behaviors (timing of last HIV test before HIVST give away; last condomless anal sex; gender(s) and HIV status of partners; number of condomless anal sex partners; sexually transmitted infection diagnosis; pre-exposure prophylaxis use and recreational drug use). This study examined associations between sociodemographic and behavioral factors and prior HIVST awareness, pharmacy exposure, and HIVST use.

Summary of findings
23%(267/1155) of participants reported previously using HIVST. HIVST awareness, pharmacy exposure (ever seen at a pharmacy), and previous use of HIVST were associated with higher income and recent HIV testing. Among HIV-related sexual behaviors, HIVST awareness was associated with recent PrEP use [adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 1.85, 95% CI 1.12-3.06].

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