Young people's preferences for HIV self-testing services in Nigeria: a qualitative analysis
Chisom Obiezu-Umeh, Titilola Gbajabiamila, Oliver Ezechi, Ucheoma Nwaozuru, Jason J Ong, Ifeoma Idigbe, David Oladele, Adesola Z Musa, Florida Uzoaru, Collins Airhihenbuwa, Joseph D Tucker, Juliet Iwelunmor
BMC Public Health | BMC | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: HIV self-testing (HIVST) provides young people with a convenient, discreet, and empowering way to know their HIV status. However, there is limited knowledge of young people's preferences for HIVST services and potential factors that may influence the uptake of HIVST among this population. The purpose of this research was to use qualitative methods to examine HIVST preferences among Nigerian youth. METHODS: Semi-structured in-depth interviews with a purposive sample of young people 14-24 years old were conducted in Lagos, Nigeria. Data were analyzed thematically to identify themes and domains related to preferences and factors influencing the use of HIV self-testing. RESULTS: A to..View full abstract
Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Research reported in this publication was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) under the award number UG3HD096929. JDT was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under the award number K24AI143471. The funders had no role in the design of the study, the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript.