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How do people respond to self-test results? A cross-sectional survey


Author
Ickenroth et al.

Publication year
2010

Country

Type of approach
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Type of assistance
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Specimen
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Study population
General population: General population

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
799

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2

Methodology
2-step cross-sectional online survey that used a random sample of 6700 internet users who received an online questionnaire on the use of any kind of self-tests (including HIV). A second questionnaire on consumers' response to self-test results was sent to the respondents that were identified as self-testers in the first questionnaire.

Summary of findings
18.1% (799/4416) of respondents had ever performed a self-test of whom 1.6% used HIV self-tests. 8.1% of the self-testers with a normal test result and 81.4% of those with an abnormal result reported confidence in this result. 95.6% of the testers with a normal result felt reassured.

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
5.2% (1/19)

Accuracy details
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Social harm
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
After a reactive self-test result, 100% of respondents sought medical care


Study status
Completed