HIV testing in men who have sex with men: A follow-up review of the qualitative literature since 2010

Chi-Wai Lui, Judith Dean, Allyson Mutch, Limin Mao, Joseph Debattista, Jime Lemoire, Christopher B. Howard, Andrea Whittaker, Olivia Hollingdrake, Lisa Fitzgerald

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The landscape of HIV testing has changed significantly in recent years following the rise in importance of the ‘treatment as prevention’ strategy and advancements in new HIV testing and prevention technologies. This review provides a synthesis of qualitative research findings published since 2010 on preferences and practices of men who have sex with men (MSM) surrounding HIV testing in high-income settings. MSM are one of the hardest groups to reach with standard or conventional HIV testing approaches. To develop innovative testing strategies for this particular group, a good understanding of their concerns, barriers and facilitators of accessing HIV testing is needed. This updated review provides valuable information for improving existing programs and designing new testing services for MSM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-605
Number of pages12
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • HIV
  • Testing
  • MSM
  • Gay men
  • Qualitative research

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