Motivations for and implications of using home HIV tests among Australian gay men
Bavinton et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Key population: Men who have sex with men
Values and preferences
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2 [0.2 - 0.2]
In 2012, participants completed an online national survey Thinking About eXposure to Infection: Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs (TAXI-KAB) of Australian gay men.
Summary of findings
Participants reported that they avoided or delayed conventional HIV testing because of inconvenience of current clinic-based testing, privacy concerns, and the belief that they had not engaged in risky behaviors. Nearly half (47%) reported that if they had the capacity to self-test they would test more often. 70.8% said they were likely or very likely to self-test if HIVST was available in Australia. 1.6% already accessed HIVST before legalization in Australia through online purchase. 36.1% of participants did not know how long they would need to wait after exposure before detection by HIVST, 12% of participants erroneously believed they could test within a week of being infected.
70.8% said they would likely self-test if HIVST was available in Australia (n=n/a).
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
Other studies related to this project