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Table 4 Post-test acceptability survey findings on likes, dislikes about, and trust in HIV self-test among 188 respondents who accepted the HIV self-test

From: Uptake and acceptability of assisted and unassisted HIV self-testing among men who purchase sex in brothels in Indonesia: a pilot intervention study

Items n (%)
What they liked about HIV self-testing
 I could test myself 168 (89.8)
 Gives results in 20–40 min 161 (86.1)
 Convenient 157 (84)
 No need to go to the doctor or clinic 157 (84)
 No embarrassment 140 (74.9)
 Allows me to test when I want 135 (72.2)
 Does not require blood to be taken 126 (67.4)
 Confidential 104 (55.6)
 Saves time 102 (54.6)
 Opportunity to test partner(s) at the same time 81 (43.3)
 Others 1 (0.5)
What they did not like about HIV self-testing
 There was nothing I didn’t like 139 (75.1)
 Concern over accuracy of the test 19 (10.3)
 Not possible to have a full sexual health check at the same time 19 (10.3)
 I don’t like being tested at brothels 14 (7.6)
 Being supervised 4 (2.2)
 Waiting 20–40 min for results 2 (1.1)
 Difficult to perform 1 (0.5)
 Other 1 (0.5)
Whether they trusted in the results
 Not at all 0 (0)
 A little 42 (22.5)
 A lot 140 (74.9)
 Completely 5 (2.7)
Likelihood to go to clinic for further testing after a reactive HIV self-test result
 Unlikely/Very unlikely 18 (9.6)
 Likely/Very likely 170 (90.4)