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Table 4 Feedback and recommendations made by 200 of the total FSW who underwent the saliva testing

From: Introducing rapid oral–fluid HIV testing among high risk populations in Shandong, China: feasibility and challenges

  Frequency Percentage (%)
Advantages   
 National recognition 4 2
 Common use 28 14
 Accurate and reliable 26 13
 No blood 193 96.5
 No pain 191 95.5
 Short waiting time for results 5 2.5
 All friends use 1 0.5
 Friends to recommend 16 8
 Consultant recommend 68 34
 It does not matter 1 0.5
Disadvantages   
 None 82 41
 Complicated kit operation 3 1.5
 Results not credible 111 55.5
 Results not recognised 18 9
 Expensive 1 0.5
 Testing method preference   
 Saliva testing 83 42.8
 Blood testing 111 57.2
Need improvement   
 None 108 54
 Simplify kit operation 14 7
 Enhance results accuracy 66 33
 Cost free 15 7.5
HIV home self testing preference
 Yes 108 54.5
 No 90 45.5