[Study protocol] Acceptability and feasibility of electronic vending machines for delivering HIV self-testing and STI self-sampling kits: a mixed methods study

Vera Rojas, Jaime, Kesten, Jo, Dean, Gillian, Dhillon, Syra, Horwood, Jeremy, Gobin, Maya, Harryman, Lindsey, Stockwell, Sarah, Denford, Sarah, Copping, Jo, Lawson, Lottie and Hayward, Samuel (2022) [Study protocol] Acceptability and feasibility of electronic vending machines for delivering HIV self-testing and STI self-sampling kits: a mixed methods study. University of Sussex, UK.

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Abstract

Rationale
To investigate whether HIV self-testing and STI self-sampling kits delivered by vending machines in Brighton and Hove and Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG), UK, offer an acceptable and practical option to encourage and facilitate testing.

Study Outline
Vending machines that dispense HIV self-testing and STI self-sampling kits have been installed in five locations throughout Brighton and Hove and four locations in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). We intend to use a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews to understand whether this offers an acceptable and practical adjunct to current testing options. Additionally, to explore and understand motivations for use of the vending machine and identify further barriers to testing.

Key Aims
● Describe demographics of the population using the vending machines to obtain the kits.
● Quantify the number of HIV self-test and STI self-sample kits dispensed by the vending machine.
● Quantify the number of STI self-sample kits that are returned to the laboratory.
● Explore acceptability, practicality and motivations of using a vending machine for HIV and STI testing.

Item Type: Other
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 14:02
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2022 14:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/107263

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