Implications of HIV self-testing (HIVST) for sex workers in Australia
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Key population: Sex workers
Values and preferences
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
This study used a qualitative approach: focus discussion group to explore the implications of HIVST on sex workers in Australia. The focus discussion group included peer educators and individual sex workers from each state and territory in Australia.
Summary of findings
Participants identified a number of benefits for HIVST, including it's privacy and confidentiallity. Participants also expressed concerns about the accuracy of results, and the implications of the national policy on HIV testing in Australia for sex workers living with HIV.
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment