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Informing the development of a mobile phone HIV testing intervention: intentions to use specific HIV testing approaches among young black transgender women and men who have sex with men


Author
Koblin et al.

Publication year
2017


Type of approach

Type of assistance

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
169

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

Methodology
Web-based survey to inform the development of a brief mobile phone intervention to increase HIV testing among young black men who have sex with men and transwomen by providing a tailored recommendation of an optimal HIV testing approach.

Summary of findings
Among 169 participants, intention to use a self-test was positively associated with comfort in testing by a friend or a partner at home (Adjusted odds ratio, AOR, 2.40; 95% CI 1.09-5.30), and stigma or fear as a reason not to test (AOR 8.61; 95% CI 2.50-29.68) and negatively associated with higher social support (AOR 0.48; 95% CI 0.33-0.72) and having health insurance (AOR 0.21; 95% CI 0.09-0.54). Intention to test at a clinic or other provider was positively associated with self-efficacy for HIV testing (AOR 2.87; 95% CI 1.48-5.59) and social support (AOR 1.98; 95% CI 1.34-2.92), and negatively associated with a lifetime history of incarceration (AOR 0.37; 95% CI 0.16-0.89).

Acceptability
n/a

Acceptability details
Intention to test using HIVST was 40.9% (69/169) in the next 6 months.

Willingness to pay
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Willingness to pay details
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Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
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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