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Table 2 Single-item assessment of participants’ HIV testing preferences among MSM in China (n = 803)

From: No Place Like Home? Disentangling Preferences for HIV Testing Locations and Services Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

  Total
n (%)
Among those who ever received an HIV test (%) Among those who never received an HIV test (%) p value
Test locationa
 Home 271 (34%) (29) (45) < 0.0001
 Gay community-based organization 201 (25%) (26) (23)
 Hospital 75 (9%) (10) (8)
 Local health department 144 (18%) (21) (11)
 Indifferent 109 (14%) (14) (13)
Cost/incentive of testa
 $7.50 USD incentive 194 (24%) (28) (16) < 0.001
 Free 438 (55%) (53) (58)
 Pay $ 7.50 USD 34 (4%) (3) (6)
 Pay $15 USD 44 (6%) (6) (4)
 Indifferent 90 (11%) (9) (15)
Appointment versus walk-in testinga
 Walk-in 532 (66%) (67) (64) 0.12
 Appointment necessary 159 (20%) (18) (24)
 Indifferent 112 (14%) (15) (12)
Disclosure of same-sex sexual activities to test administratora
 Not required to disclose 483 (60%) (60) (60) 0.27
 Required to disclose 189 (24%) (22) (26)
 Indifferent 129 (16%) (17) (13)
Test administratora
 Trained health professional 484 (60%) (64) (52) < 0.001
 Individual with on the job training to administer test 89 (11%) (12) (9)
 Self-test 164 (20%) (15) (33)
 Indifferent 65 (8%) (9) (6)
Test typea
 Finger prick 387 (48%) (46) (54) < 0.001
 Venous 217 (27%) (31) (18)
 Indifferent 198 (25%) (23) (28)
Anonymitya
 Not required to show national ID card 604 (75%) (79) (67) < 0.01
 Required to show national ID card 132 (16%) (14) (22)
 Indifferent 66 (8%) (7) (11)
 n 803 550 253  
  1. aSingle response option