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Usage and acceptability of HIV self-testing in men who have sex with men in Hong Kong


Author
Hoo Wong et al.

Publication year
2014

Country

Type of approach
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Type of assistance
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Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Key population: Men who have sex with men

Study design
Feasibility/acceptability

Sample size
1122

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
<0.1

Methodology
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.

Acceptability
0.483

Acceptability details
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.

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
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Accuracy details
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Social harm
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Study status
Completed