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Youth Preferences for HIV Testing in South Africa: Findings from the Youth Action for Health (YA4H) Study Using a Discrete Choice Experiment.
AIDS Behav. 2020 Jun 30 [Online ahead of print]AB

Abstract

We conducted a discrete choice experiment (DCE) and quantified preferences for HIV testing among South African youth (Nov 2018 to Mar 2019). Six attributes and levels were identified through qualitative methods: source of HIV information; incentive amount and type; social support; testing method; and location. Each participant chose one of two options that comprised six attributes across 18 questions. Conditional logistic regression estimated the degree of preference [β]. Of 130 participants, median age was 21 years (interquartile range 19-23 years), majority female (58%), and 85% previously tested for HIV. Testing alone over accompanied by a friend (β = 0.22 vs. - 0.35; p < 0.01); SMS text over paper brochures (β = 0.13 vs. - 0.10; p < 0.01); higher incentive values (R50) over no incentive (β = 0.09 vs. - 0.07; p = 0.01); and food vouchers over cash (β = 0.06 vs. β = - 0.08; p = 0.01) were preferred. Testing at a clinic or home and family encouragement were important. Tailoring HTS to youth preferences may increase HIV testing.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Aurum Institute, Aurum House, The Ridge, 29 Queens Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa. cchetty@auruminstitute.org. School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. cchetty@auruminstitute.org.The Aurum Institute, Aurum House, The Ridge, 29 Queens Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa. John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.The Aurum Institute, Aurum House, The Ridge, 29 Queens Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa. School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.The Aurum Institute, Aurum House, The Ridge, 29 Queens Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa.The Aurum Institute, Aurum House, The Ridge, 29 Queens Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa.The Aurum Institute, Aurum House, The Ridge, 29 Queens Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa.Africa Health Research Institute, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Department of Population Health, New York University School of Public Health, New York, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32607914

Citation

Chetty-Makkan, Candice M., et al. "Youth Preferences for HIV Testing in South Africa: Findings From the Youth Action for Health (YA4H) Study Using a Discrete Choice Experiment." AIDS and Behavior, 2020.
Chetty-Makkan CM, Hoffmann CJ, Charalambous S, et al. Youth Preferences for HIV Testing in South Africa: Findings from the Youth Action for Health (YA4H) Study Using a Discrete Choice Experiment. AIDS Behav. 2020.
Chetty-Makkan, C. M., Hoffmann, C. J., Charalambous, S., Botha, C., Ntshuntshe, S., Nkosi, N., & Kim, H. Y. (2020). Youth Preferences for HIV Testing in South Africa: Findings from the Youth Action for Health (YA4H) Study Using a Discrete Choice Experiment. AIDS and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02960-9
Chetty-Makkan CM, et al. Youth Preferences for HIV Testing in South Africa: Findings From the Youth Action for Health (YA4H) Study Using a Discrete Choice Experiment. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jun 30; PubMed PMID: 32607914.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Youth Preferences for HIV Testing in South Africa: Findings from the Youth Action for Health (YA4H) Study Using a Discrete Choice Experiment. AU - Chetty-Makkan,Candice M, AU - Hoffmann,Christopher J, AU - Charalambous,Salome, AU - Botha,Claire, AU - Ntshuntshe,Simphiwe, AU - Nkosi,Nolwazi, AU - Kim,Hae-Young, Y1 - 2020/06/30/ PY - 2020/7/2/entrez KW - Cellphone technology KW - Discrete choice experiment KW - HIV testing uptake KW - Incentives N = 149 KW - Youth JF - AIDS and behavior JO - AIDS Behav N2 - We conducted a discrete choice experiment (DCE) and quantified preferences for HIV testing among South African youth (Nov 2018 to Mar 2019). Six attributes and levels were identified through qualitative methods: source of HIV information; incentive amount and type; social support; testing method; and location. Each participant chose one of two options that comprised six attributes across 18 questions. Conditional logistic regression estimated the degree of preference [β]. Of 130 participants, median age was 21 years (interquartile range 19-23 years), majority female (58%), and 85% previously tested for HIV. Testing alone over accompanied by a friend (β = 0.22 vs. - 0.35; p < 0.01); SMS text over paper brochures (β = 0.13 vs. - 0.10; p < 0.01); higher incentive values (R50) over no incentive (β = 0.09 vs. - 0.07; p = 0.01); and food vouchers over cash (β = 0.06 vs. β = - 0.08; p = 0.01) were preferred. Testing at a clinic or home and family encouragement were important. Tailoring HTS to youth preferences may increase HIV testing. SN - 1573-3254 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32607914/Youth_Preferences_for_HIV_Testing_in_South_Africa:_Findings_from_the_Youth_Action_for_Health_(YA4H)_Study_Using_a_Discrete_Choice_Experiment L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02960-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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