Preferences of gay and bisexual men for pharmacy-based HIV testing and over-the-counter HIV tests

Beth E. Meyerson*, Roberta E. Emetu, Stephanie A. Sanders, Marlon M. Bailey, Priscilla T. Ryder, James Armstrong

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Abstract

A 2013 study among 169 Indiana men aged 18-45 who have sex with men assessed the acceptability of and preferences for pharmacy-based and over-the-counter (OTC) HIV testing. Rural men in general and men who did not know their HIV status were more likely to purchase an OTC HIV test. Men who did not know their HIV status also preferred an OTC HIV test to pharmacy-based testing. Pharmacies should enhance information around the sale of OTC HIV tests, particularly in rural areas. Information should include test results, opportunities for consultation, and linkage to care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalLGBT Health
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

Keywords

  • HIV testing
  • pharmacy access
  • self-testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Urology

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