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Uptake of HIV self-testing among people receiving pre-exposure prophylaxis in Kenya


Author
Ngure et al.

Publication year
2014

Country

Type of approach
Facility-based

Type of assistance
Unassisted

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Other: Vulnerable population: high risk HIV discordant couples

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
120

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

Methodology
In sub-study of pre-exposure prophylaxis, HIV negative partners within serodiscordant couples were offered HIVST kits and given training during the two months between each quarterly clinic visits. They used an oral fluid-based HIVST kit and instructional materials were translated and created on site.

Summary of findings
All self-test results were HIV-negative. 90% reported self-testing at least once and 92% of these reported that it was easy. Only 17.3% reported self-testing when opening a new bottle of pre-exposure prophylaxis. But the majority said that HIVST did not coincide with a specific event. More than half reported self-testing alone. 38.5% reported HIVST with study partner. 60% shared HIVST result with study partner, but over 30% did not share the results with anyone.

Acceptability
0.897

Acceptability details
89.7% reported conducting HIV self-testing at least once.

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


Study status
Completed