Online HIV self-testing-a tool to expand first HIV testing for young high-risk MSM in Brazil
de Boni et al.
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Key population: Men who have sex with men
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
In this study, an online platform was used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to request HIVST kits. Data were collected between February 2015 and February 2017. The CDC HIV Incidence Risk for MSM scale was used to stratify risk behavior.
Summary of findings
31% of men who have sex with men requesting online HIVST kits were first-time testers. The majority of first-time testers (59.4%) were classified as high-risk, although 51.5% perceived themselves as having a low chance of acquiring HIV infection in the following year. Factors associated with being a first-time tester included: being 18-28 vs. 41 years (adjusted Odds Ratio- aOR- 2.2; CI95% 1.3-3.5), having completed high school or less vs. post-graduation (aOR 2.5; CI95% 1.9-3.2), college vs. post-graduation (aOR 1.7; CI95% 1.3-2.2), and not having an STD diagnosis in the prior 6 months (aOR1.9; CI95%1.4-2.5).
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