Usage and acceptability of HIV self-testing in men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
Hoo Wong et al.
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Type of assistance
Key population: Men who have sex with men
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
Online survey among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong assessing user attitudes and preferences on HIVST
Summary of findings
Survey identified that about 6% of respondents had self-tested and 44% reported HIVST was acceptable. Hierarchical logistic regression models showed that having received relevant information and users' attitudes on self-testing were the determinants of usage and acceptability. These factors had greater effects than sexual behaviors and social-networking on the study population's decision on self-testing. Concerns regarding test accuracy were expressed by respondents. In conclusion, appropriate and accessible information and evidence-based guidance are needed to incorporate self-testing into HIV prevention strategies targeting men who have sex with men.
Survey identified that about 6% of respondents had self-tested and 43.8% reported HIV self-testing was acceptable, by indicating that they would likely choose HIVST if they had to test for HIV in the future.
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