Journal article

HIV self-testing partially filled the HIV testing gap among men who have sex with men in China during the COVID-19 pandemic: results from an online survey.

Hongbo Jiang, Yewei Xie, Yuan Xiong, Yi Zhou, Kaihao Lin, Yao Yan, Joseph Tucker, Jason J Ong, Dan Wu, Fan Yang, Weiming Tang

Journal of the International AIDS Society | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: HIV self-testing (HIVST) is a useful strategy to promote HIV testing among key populations. This study aimed to understand HIV testing behaviours among men who have sex with men (MSM) and specifically how HIVST was used during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) measures in China when access to facility-based testing was limited. METHODS: An online cross-sectional study was conducted to recruit men who have sex with men (MSM) in China from May to June of 2020, a period when COVID-19 measures were easing. Data on socio-demographic characteristics, sexual behaviours and HIV testing in the three months before and during COVID-19 measures (23 January 2020) were collected. Chi-s..

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Awarded by NIAID NIH HHS


Awarded by National Office for Philosophy and Social Sciences


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by NIH HHS


Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by Academy of Medical Sciences and the Newton Fund


Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project of China


Awarded by NIMH NIH HHS


Awarded by Medical Scientific Research Foundation of Guangdong Province


Awarded by Center for AIDS Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill