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
Koblin et al.
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Values and preferences
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2 [0.2 - 0.2]
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).
Intention to test using HIVST was 40.9% (69/169) in the next 6 months.
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