Title

Preferences of Gay and Bisexual Men for Pharmacy-based HIV Testing and Over-the-Counter HIV Tests

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

LGBT Health

First Page

225

Last Page

228

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2014.0010

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.

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