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Implications of HIV self-testing (HIVST) for sex workers in Australia


Author
Scarlet Alliance

Publication year
2017

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Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Sex workers

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
11

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)

Methodology
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.

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HIV positivity
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Social harm
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Study status
Completed