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Usage of self-tests for HIV and STIs among the general population and sexual risk groups in Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Author
Bil et al.

Publication year
2014

Country

Type of approach
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Specimen
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Study population
Mixed: General population and key population: sexual transmitted infection clinic visitors and men who have sex with men

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
19587

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2

Methodology
Examined HIV/STI self-test (both dual or single rapid diagnostic tests) use from 2008 to the present among existing cohorts using questionaires about self-testing in past 12 months from 2007-2013.

Summary of findings
HIV/STI self-test use among inhabitants of Amsterdam increased from 0.9% (95%-CI:0.6-1.4%) in 2008 to 1.3% (95%-CI:1.1-1.8%) in 2012 (p-value:< 0.01). Among men who have sex with men the proportion of HIV/STI self-test usage remained stable over time, 1.1% (95%-CI:0.4-2.6%) in 2007 and 1.0% (95%-CI:0.3-2.6%) in 2013 (p-value:0.88), whereas among STI clinic visitors, the proportion of HIV/STI self-test usage increased from 0.9% (95%-CI:0.4-1.7%) in 2007 to 1.9% (95%-CI:1.1-2.9%) in 2012 (p-value:0.01). Among participants of the multi-ethnic study, 1.6% (95%-CI:1.3-1.9%) used an HIV/STI self-test.

Acceptability
0.216

Acceptability details
The intention to use an HIV-self-test was 15.4% (n=n/a) in 2007-2008 and increased to 21.6% (n=n/a) in 2013 (p-value:0.15)). 10.1% (n=n/a) intended to use HIVST in the future.

Willingness to pay
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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