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More than just selling the test: pharmacist opinion about the sale of over the counter HIV rapid tests


Author
Meyerson et al.

Publication year
2013

Country
USA

Type of approach
Community-based

Type of assistance
n/a

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Other: Pharmacists

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
17

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

Methodology
Exploratory interviews with pharmacists regarding over-the-counter rapid HIV tests.

Summary of findings
Pharmacists had positive attitudes about the over-the-counter rapid HIV test, as testing would likely result in more people learning their HIV status. Participants felt that the pharmacy role should not be limited to test kit sale. Pharmacists framed their role as health consultants focused specifically on results consultation and linkage to treatment.

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
n/a

Accuracy details
n/a

Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Completed