Willingness to use and distribute HIV self-test kits to clients and partners: A qualitative analysis of female sex workers’ collective opinion and attitude in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
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Willingness to use and distribute HIV self-test kits to clients and partners: A qualitative analysis of female sex workers’ collective opinion and attitude in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal

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Background: In West Africa, female sex workers are at increased risk of HIV acquisition and transmission. HIV selftesting could be an effective tool to improve access to and frequency of HIV testing to female sex workers, their clients and partners. This article explores their perceptions regarding HIV self-testing use and the redistribution of HIV selftesting kits to their partners and clients. Methods: Embedded within ATLAS, a qualitative study was conducted in Côte-d'Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal in 2020. Nine focus group discussions were conducted. A thematic analysis was performed. Results: A total of 87 participants expressed both positive attitudes toward HIV self-testing and their willingness to use or reuse HIV self-testing. HIV self-testing was perceived to be discreet, confidential, and convenient. HIV self-testing provides autonomy from testing by providers and reduces stigma. Some perceived HIV self-testing as a valuable tool for testing their clients who are willing to offer a premium for condomless sex. While highlighting some potential issues,
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hal-03880177 , version 1 (30-11-2022)

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Odette Ky-Zerbo, Alice Desclaux, Sokhna Boye, Anthony Vautier, Nicolas Rouveau, et al.. Willingness to use and distribute HIV self-test kits to clients and partners: A qualitative analysis of female sex workers’ collective opinion and attitude in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal. Women's Health, 2022, 18, ⟨10.1177/17455057221092268⟩. ⟨hal-03880177⟩
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