Journal article

The Preferred Qualities of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing and Self-Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Discrete Choice Experiment

Jason J Ong, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Deborah Street, Kirsty Smith, Muhammad S Jamil, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Christopher K Fairley, Anna McNulty, Adam Hynes, Karl Johnson, Eric PF Chow, Benjamin Bavinton, Andrew Grulich, Mark Stoove, Martin Holt, John Kaldor, Rebecca Guy

Value in Health | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: Human immunodeficiency virus self-testing (HIVST) is a promising approach to improve HIV testing coverage. We aimed to understand HIV testing preferences of men who have sex with men (MSM) to optimize HIVST implementation. METHODS: Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) were conducted among HIV-negative MSM living in Australia and aged ≥18 years. Men completed 1 of 2 DCEs: DCETest for preferred qualities of HIV testing (price, speed, window period, test type, and collector of specimen) and DCEKits for preferred qualities of HIVST kits (price, location of access, packaging, and usage instructions). Latent class conditional logit regression was used to explore similarities (or "classes..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by grants APP1104781, 568971 from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.