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Previous and future use of HIV self-testing: a survey of Australian gay and bisexual men


Author
Prestage et al.

Publication year
2015

Country

Type of approach
n/a

Type of assistance
Unassisted

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Men who have sex with men

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
559

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

Methodology
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.

Acceptability
0.708

Acceptability details
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
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

Source

Study status
Completed