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What are the perspectives of key informants on the implementation HIV self-testing (HIVST) in England?


Author
Witzel et al.

Publication year
2017

Country

Type of approach
Community-based

Type of assistance
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Specimen
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Study population
Health-care workers: Health-care workers

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
17

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.19

Methodology
In-depth interviews with 17 key informants including clinical staff from HIV and sexually transmitted infection services, voluntary sector service providers and HIV testing commissioners from across England to understand their perspective on the implementation of HIVST.

Summary of findings
HIVST was valued for increasing choice in accessing HIV testing. Specifically, those who directly provided HIV testing services acknowledged that the remote nature of the technology might increase accessibility for some, potentially expanding testing to new audiences currently experiencing structural barriers.

Acceptability
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Acceptability details
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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