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Potential benefits and risks of HIVST access by female sex workers: views of service providers, outreach workers, and sex workers in Kenya


Author
Agot et al.

Publication year
2016

Country

Type of approach
Dual

Type of assistance
n/a

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Mixed: Key population and healthcare workers: service providers, outreach workers, peer educators and female sex workers

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
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UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
5.9 [4.9 - 7.0]

Methodology
This study used a qualitative approach: 16 focus-group discussions and 8 in-depth interviews to explore awareness, benefits, and potential challenges of HIV self-testing. Study period: January and February 2016.

Summary of findings
Oral HIV self-testing would be popular with female sex workers due to flexibility of operating hours, confidentiality of results, and no requirement for transportation; it will minimize fear of testing.

Acceptability
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Acceptability details
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Willingness to pay
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Willingness to pay details
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Sensitivity
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Specificity
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Concordance
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HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
n/a

Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a


Study status
Completed