Journal article

Heterogeneity in individual preferences for HIV testing: A systematic literature review of discrete choice experiments

Monisha Sharma, Jason J Ong, Connie Celum, Fern Terris-Prestholt



BACKGROUND: Understanding variations in HIV testing preferences can help inform optimal combinations of testing services to maximize coverage. We conducted a systematic review of Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs) eliciting HIV testing preference. METHODS: We searched the published literature for papers that conducted DCEs to assess user preferences for HIV testing. FINDINGS: We identified 237 publications; 14 studies conducted in 10 countries met inclusion criteria. Overall, test cost was one of the strongest drivers of preference, with participants preferring free or very low-cost testing. Confidentiality was a salient concern, particularly among key populations and persons who never teste..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Institute of Mental Health

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

MS received support from The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH K01MH115789). JO received support from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (GNT1104781). The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the article.