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Home HIV Self-Testing for Young Black and Latinx MSM


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Hyman Scott, MD, MPH, San Francisco DPH

Raj Gill, MPH, Santa Clara PHD

Black and Latinx adolescents and young adults continue to represent a disproportionate number of new HIV infections in the US, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM). In July 2012, the FDA approved the OraQuick HIV test kit for individual home self-testing. However, key questions remain regarding  how Health Departments and Community Based Organizations can best uilize home HIV testing to increase testing uptake and equity.

In this webinar, Dr. Hyman Scott will present his study of home HIV testing among young Black and Latinx MSM, including acceptability and effects on PrEP uptake. Dr. Scott and Raj Gill from the Santa Clara Public Health Department will discuss how findings of this study and Health Department pilot programs can be used in building capacity for Health Departments and Community Based Organizations to incorporate this technology into their HIV testing strategy.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Describe existing disparities in HIV testing among MSM
  • Summarize recent evidence on the acceptability and uptake of home HIV testing among young Black and Latinx MSM
  • Name at least one effective strategy to support the use of home HIV testing within your organization