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Which information is given during the purchase of an HIV self-test in a Caen pharmacy? A comprehensive transversal and observational study usingsurveys, without modification of practice


Author
Guitton and Rabiaza

Publication year
2018

Country

Type of approach
Facility-based

Type of assistance
Unassisted

Specimen
Fingerstick/whole blood

Study population
Health-care workers: Pharmacy staff

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
7

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)

Methodology
Cross-sectional survey among pharmacy staff to evaluate the compliance with the national recommendations when distributing HIVST. Main evaluation criteria was the provision of post-exposure prophylaxis or referral for further testing, treatment and care after a critical situation when distributing HIVST. Study period: March to May 2017.

Summary of findings
44% (18/41) of the visited pharmacies were included. 17.1% (7/41) of the visited pharmacies were in compliance with the national recommendation: assess if HIVST is the appropriate method in case of an emergency situation that could lead to the prescription of post-exposure prophylaxis. HIVST was available 44% for direct sale (18/41) or 27% for possible ordering (11/41). In total, 31.71% (13/41) of the pharmacies referred individuals for further testing (general practitioner, sexual health clinic, etc).The availability of the self-tests was associated with compliance with the main criteria (p < 0.005).

Acceptability
n/a

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
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Study status
Completed