Acceptability of HIV self-sampling kits (TINY vial) among people of black African ethnicity in the UK: a qualitative study

C. Dodds, E. Mugweni, G. Phillips, C. Park, I. Young, F. Fakoya, S. Wayal, L. McDaid, M. Sachikonye, J. Chwaula, P. Flowers, F. Burns

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Abstract

Background: Increasing routine HIV testing among key populations is a public health imperative, so improving access to acceptable testing options for those in need is a priority. Despite increasing targeted distribution and uptake of HIV self-sampling kits (SSKs) among men who have sex with men in the UK, little is known about why targeted SSK interventions for black African users are not as wide-spread or well-used. This paper addresses this key gap, offering insight into why some groups may be less likely than others to adopt certain types of SSK interventions in particular contexts. These data were collected during the development phase of a larger study to explore the feasibility and acceptability of targeted distribution of SSKs to black African people.
Original languageEnglish
Article number499
Number of pages24
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • HIV testing
  • African ethnicity

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    Dodds, C., Mugweni, E., Phillips, G., Park, C., Young, I., Fakoya, F., Wayal, S., McDaid, L., Sachikonye, M., Chwaula, J., Flowers, P., & Burns, F. (2018). Acceptability of HIV self-sampling kits (TINY vial) among people of black African ethnicity in the UK: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 18, [499]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5256-5