"People at risk of acquiring HIV are open to self-testing, UP study shows" (GMA News Online)

"Medical researchers have found that Filipinos at risk of contracting HIV are open to the idea of "self-testing," noting the convenience and privacy they would get from doing the test themselves.

A recent study published in the open access scientific journal BMC Public Health found that HIV self-testing (HIVST) is a viable and acceptable approach in raising HIV testing rates among Filipinos at risk of acquiring the virus.

The study, which was conducted by the National Institutes of Health-University of the Philippines Manila epidemiologist Dr. Emmanuel Baja and his research team, showed that 42 men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) were open to HIVST..."

 

Link:  https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/723323/people-at-risk-of-acquiring-hiv-are-open-to-self-testing-up-study-shows/story/