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HIV self-test: perception and intention to use in a French nationwide study


Author
Devez et al.

Publication year
2017

Country

Type of approach
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Type of assistance
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Specimen
Fingerstick/whole blood

Study population
Mixed: Key population and general population: men who have sex with men and general population

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
1336

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2 [0.2 - 0.2]

Methodology
Online survey targetting general and key population to explore perceptions toward this new testing tool, and whether people most at risk of HIV infection intend to use it, particularly men who have sex with men. Study period: November 2015 to January 2016.

Summary of findings
44.8% (n/a) participants were men who have sex with men. 41.5% (n/a) declared they did not always use or request use of a condom in case of sexual intercourse with penetration with another partner than their usual partner. 9.9% (n/a) had already used the self-test. 38.5% (n/a) declared they plan to use the self-test in the forthcoming month or year. The three issues with self-test most frequently cited were that it does not test for other sexually transmitted infections (49.5%), that you have to pay to get tested (44.4%), and that one is alone with his/her result (41.0%).

Acceptability
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Acceptability details
38.5% (n/a) declared they plan to use the self-test in the forthcoming month or year.

Willingness to pay
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Willingness to pay details
44.4% (n/a) were concerned they had to pay to use HIVST.

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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Study status
Completed