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Over-the-counter human immunodeficiency virus self-test kits: time to explore their use for men who have sex with men in Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, May 2014
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Title
Over-the-counter human immunodeficiency virus self-test kits: time to explore their use for men who have sex with men in Brazil
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, May 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.bjid.2014.02.002
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Authors

Sheri A. Lippman, Valdiléa G. Veloso, Susan Buchbinder, Nilo Martinez Fernandes, Veriano Terto, Patrick S. Sullivan, Beatriz Grinsztejn

Abstract

Increasing access and frequency of human immunodeficiency virus testing are critical to stemming the epidemic. In Brazil's concentrated epidemic, human immunodeficiency virus prevalence in the men who have sex with men/transgender population far exceeds that in the general population, but testing rates fall below what is needed to ensure early detection and treatment. Over-the-counter human immunodeficiency virus self-testing kits, now available in stores in the U.S., have enormous potential to increase testing access and frequency and to facilitate early detection and treatment. With the advent of human immunodeficiency virus self-testing upon us, it is timely to engage the scientific community, government, and civil society in a dialog around how to best utilize this technology in Brazil. We summarize recent research on over-the-counter testing among men who have sex with men, raise potential questions and challenges to using self-tests, suggest implementation strategies, and outline a research agenda moving forward.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Unknown 96 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 25%
Researcher 22 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 21 21%
Unknown 8 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 27%
Social Sciences 18 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 11%
Psychology 8 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Other 19 19%
Unknown 14 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2018.
All research outputs
#6,461,632
of 21,360,407 outputs
Outputs from Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
#101
of 625 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#61,646
of 207,142 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
#3
of 15 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,360,407 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 69th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 625 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 82% of its peers.
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