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Monitoring the population-level impact of HIV self-testing through HIV surveillance and partner services


Author
Katz et al.

Publication year
2015

Country
USA

Type of approach
Dual

Type of assistance
n/a

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Men who have sex with men

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
n/a

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

Methodology
Survey conducted at Seattle Pride to explore the use of HIVST among men who have sex with men. Sample size not clear.

Summary of findings
A small but increasing proportion of men who have sex with men (MSM) has used HIVST. 4% of new HIV cases were identified using self-tests. 5% had negative self-tests in the 3 months prior to HIV diagnosis, representing potential missed opportunities for earlier diagnosis. HIVST is used by persons with and without prior HIV diagnoses. Half of MSM reported using HIVST instead of seeking clinic-based testing, where more sensitive HIV tests and STI screening are available. 23 (12%) reported having ever used an HIV self-test to test themselves.

Acceptability
n/a

Acceptability details
n/a

Willingness to pay
n/a

Willingness to pay details
n/a

Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
n/a

HIV positivity
3.7% (30/806)

Accuracy details
n/a

Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Completed