Effects of HIV self-tests on testing, diagnosis

What The Study Did: A 12-month randomized clinical trial used internet recruitment of men who have sex with men to evaluate the effects of providing self-tests for HIV to increase HIV testing and diagnosis among the men and people in their social networks.

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Authors: Robin J. MacGowan, M.P.H., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, is the corresponding author.


Editor’s Note: The article contains conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.


Media advisory: The full study and an editor’s note are linked to this news release. Also linked is a Special Communication article summarizing current guidelines and expert recommendations as part of a call for wider adoption of PrEP (preexposure prophylaxis) prescribing by frontline primary care physicians.

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