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Training Years: 2015-2016

Training Site: UNC Project China

Country: China

Mentors: Joe Tucker, MD, PhD; Weiming Tang, MD, PhD

Title: Online HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Guangzhou, China: an implementation science evaluation

Project Objectives:

Hypothesis: Community based organizations (CBO) leaders may resist HIV self-testing (HIVST) platforms because this would draw users away from community-based HIV testing and counseling organized by CBOs.

Aim 1: Determine barriers and facilitators of online HIVST and linkage to care using in-depth interviews among public health leaders, CBO leaders, and policymakers,

Hypothesis: Guidelines about HIVST can facilitate implementation using an online model, increase key population uptake, and allay CBO fears.

Aim 2: Examine barriers and facilitators to online HIVST using in-depth interviews among MSM who have used and not used online HIVST, and compile draft online HIVST guidelines based on input from health professionals and key populations.

NIH Support:  Fogarty fellowship postdoctoral training award

Fengying Liu Headshot