Gay and Bisexual Men's Views on Rapid Self-Testing for HIV

Bilardi, Jade; Walker, Sandra; Read, Tim; Prestage, Garrett; Chen, Marcus; Guy, Rebecca; Bradshaw, Catriona; Fairley, Christopher
July 2013
AIDS & Behavior;Jul2013, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p2093
Academic Journal
Thirty-one gay and bisexual men were interviewed on the acceptability, potential use, benefits and limitations of rapid self-testing for HIV in Australia. The majority of men supported the introduction of rapid self-testing, and would be likely to, or would use the tests for home use. However, most reported they would use them for interim testing and not to replace conventional blood testing at health services as they could not detect other sexually transmitted infections or provide the professional expertise and support provided at health services.


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