I think it is right: acceptability of an HIV self-test by lay users in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Knight et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Fingerstick/whole blood, Oral-fluid
General population: Lay users
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
Post-test quantitative assessment examined acceptability, ease of and confidence with use, future use of a test if available and/or free, and willingness to buy. The study also used in-depth qualitative interviews to explore what people liked about the self-test and why, their willingness to recommend it, and how much they would pay for a test.
Summary of findings
Regardless of prototype and problems with test use, participants reported self-test was easy (80%) and qualitative responses were very positive. Reasons for liking self-testing included privacy and autonomy, removing the barriers presented by the clinic, and ensured confidentiality. Majority of participants said they would self-test again if it were free (98%), with most being willing to buy a test (86%). Some stated better instructions for use are needed, as well as more usable tests.
98% of participants (n=n/a) would conduct the test again if it were free
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Most participants were willing to buy a test (86%). Participants suggested that acceptable suggested price was R$3 (US$ 2.12).
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment