A feasibility study of the use of HIV self-tests in young men who have sex with men

Rebecca Schnall*, Jianfang Liu, Lisa M. Kuhns, Cynthia Pearson, D. Scott Batey, Josh Bruce, Asa Radix, Uri Belkind, Marco A. Hidalgo, Sabina Hirshfield, Sarah Ganzhorn, Robert Garofalo

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Abstract

Studies on HIV self-testing (HIV-ST) have been limited to adults (age 18+). The study assessed use of HIV-ST among a diverse group of young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in the United States (US) and assessed differences in uptake by demographic characteristics and requirements for parental consent. This study demonstrated feasibility of HIV-ST for YMSM as young as 14 years of age, which suggests potential for increasing HIV testing in this young age group and promoting health equity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1279-1284
Number of pages6
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Keywords

  • HIV/AIDS
  • adolescent health
  • lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender persons
  • prevention
  • screening
  • sexual health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Psychology

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