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Table 3 Most likely reaction following a reactive self-test result among those who reported that self-testing would be their exclusive testing option by number of lifetime HIV tests (N = 2295)

From: The incorporation of HIV self-testing as an exclusive option among men who have sex with men in Spain: results of an online cross-sectional study

  Number of lifetime HIV testing P-value
1 (N = 535) > 1 (N = 1652) Total (N = 2187)
   n  %  n  %  n  % 0.001
I would try to confirm the result in a health center 175 32.7 550 33.3 725 33.2  
I would try to confirm the result in an HIV/AIDS clinic and testing site 136 25.4 533 32.3 669 30.6  
I would take another self-test before making any decision 104 19.4 229 13.9 333 15.2  
I don’t know how I would react in this situation 47 8.8 86 5.2 133 6.1  
I would try to confirm the result in a private laboratory 47 8.8 161 9.7 208 9.5  
I would try to confirm the result in an AIDS/Drug NGO counselling and testing site 16 3.0 56 3.4 72 3.3  
I would try to forget it and do nothing at all 0 0.0 1 0.1 1 0.0  
Other 10 1.9 36 2.2 46 2.1