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dc.contributor.author Pando, María de los Ángeles
dc.contributor.author Dolezal, Curtis
dc.contributor.author Marone, Ruben
dc.contributor.author Barreda, Victoria
dc.contributor.author Carballo Diéguez, Alex
dc.contributor.author Ávila, María Mercedes
dc.contributor.author Balán, Ivan C.
dc.date.available 2018-06-06T17:36:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07
dc.identifier.citation Pando, María de los Ángeles; Dolezal, Curtis; Marone, Ruben; Barreda, Victoria; Carballo Diéguez, Alex; et al.; High acceptability of rapid HIV self-testing among a diverse sample of MSM from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Public Library of Science; Plos One; 12; 7; 7-2017; 1-12
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/47508
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to explore the acceptability of rapid HIV self-testing (RHST)among men who have sex with men (MSM).MethodsDuring 2006±2009, a sample of 500 MSM was recruited through Respondent Driven Samplingfor an HIV prevalence/incidence study. Attitude toward RHST was explored amongHIV negative MSM. Data were weighted prior to analyses.ResultsParticipants reported they were likely to buy RHST (74%), test themselves more frequentlythan they currently do (77%), and that the procedure would simplify testing (70%). Furthermore,71% reported they would probably use it alone, 66% would use it with a steady partner,and 56% with a friend/partner. While a majority acknowledged that RHST use woulddeprive them of receiving counseling (61%), 74% declared they would go for help if theytested positive; 57% would use an RHST in order to avoid condoms. Probability of use surpassed70% among gay and non-gay identified MSM as well as those with and without aprevious HIV test. Those likely to buy RHST were older (p = 0.025) and more likely to identifyas gay (p = 0.036). A total of 17% said they would think about killing themselves and 9%would attempt suicide if they tested positive. These MSM were more likely to be younger(p<0.001), with lower mood level (p<0.001) and greater feelings of loneliness (p = 0.026).ConclusionsThe high acceptability of RHST found among MSM should encourage the authorities to considerthe possibility of offering it for self-testing, as it can improve early diagnosis and preventionof future transmissions. However, further research is needed to understand how to best disseminate RHST among MSM who wish to use it and to offer support and linkage tocare for those who test HIV-positive.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
dc.subject HIV
dc.subject MSM
dc.subject Self testing
dc.subject.classification Dermatología y Enfermedades Venéreas
dc.subject.classification Medicina Clínica
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
dc.title High acceptability of rapid HIV self-testing among a diverse sample of MSM from Buenos Aires, Argentina
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dc.type info:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
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dc.date.updated 2018-06-06T13:46:52Z
dc.journal.volume 12
dc.journal.number 7
dc.journal.pagination 1-12
dc.journal.pais Estados Unidos
dc.journal.ciudad San Francisco
dc.description.fil Fil: Pando, María de los Ángeles. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Houssay. Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y Sida. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Medicina. Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y Sida; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Dolezal, Curtis. Columbia University; Estados Unidos. New York State Psychiatric Institute; Estados Unidos
dc.description.fil Fil: Marone, Ruben. Nexo Asociación Civil; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Barreda, Victoria. Nexo Asociación Civil; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Carballo Diéguez, Alex. Columbia University; Estados Unidos. New York State Psychiatric Institute; Estados Unidos
dc.description.fil Fil: Ávila, María Mercedes. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Houssay. Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y Sida. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Medicina. Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y Sida; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Balán, Ivan C.. Columbia University; Estados Unidos. New York State Psychiatric Institute; Estados Unidos
dc.journal.title Plos One
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180361
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0180361
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