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Home HIV testing among young, African American gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men: who uses it and who intends to use it in the future


Author
Rebchook et al.

Publication year
2015

Country
USA

Type of approach
n/a

Type of assistance
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Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Mixed: Key population and young people: young african american men who have sex with men

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
660

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

Methodology
660 young African American gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men were suveyed about their experience with and attitudes towards home testing.

Summary of findings
Among the 590 HIV-negative or status unknown participants, 18.5% reported ever using a self-test HIV test kit, and 61% said that they are either extremely likely (39%) or somewhat likely (22%) to use a self-test kit in the future. 60% said they are either exteremly likely (42%) or somewhat likely (18%) to ask a partner to use a self-test in the future. Self-testers were significantly more likely than non-users to say they are extremely likely to use the test in the future (p<.01) or ask a partner to use the test (p<.01).

Acceptability
0.61

Acceptability details
61% said that they are either extremely likely (39%) or somewhat likely (22%) to use a home kit in the future.

Willingness to pay
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Willingness to pay details
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Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
n/a

HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
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Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Completed