Previous and future use of HIV self-testing: a survey of Australian gay and bisexual men
Prestage et al.
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Type of assistance
Key population: Men who have sex with men
Values and preferences
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2 [0.2 - 0.2]
Online cross-sectional survey was conducted during 2012.
Summary of findings
Men who have sex with men (MSM) reported several reasons for having avoided or delayed HIV testing, including inconvenience of current testing procedures, concerns about privacy, etc. The majority of MSM would be likely (36.5%) or very likely (34.3%) to use HIVST.
The majority of men in the study indicated that they would be 'likely' (36.5%) or 'very likely' (34.3%) to use HIVST if it was available in Australia.
Willingness to pay
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment