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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and home-based PrEP (HB-PrEP) interest survey responses for in-person and online cohorts

From: Feasibility of a novel self-collection method for blood samples and its acceptability for future home-based PrEP monitoring

 

In-person (n = 48)a

Online (n = 118)a

 

n

%

n

%

Response type

  

 Demographic and behavioral

  Age (years), median (IQR)

33 (27–39)

35 (29–41)

  Gender

   Cisgender man

44

91.7

90

89.1

   Non-binary

1

0.02

3

3.0

   Other not listed

1

0.02

8

7.9

  Race/ethnicity

   Non-Hispanic white

26

54.2

53

52.0

   Latinx

6

12.5

17

16.7

   Mixed race/other

4

8.3

14

13.7

   Non-Hispanic black

4

8.3

9

8.8

  Gender of sex partnersb

   Cisgender men

43

89.6

94

79.6

   Cisgender women

5

10.4

7

5.9

   Transgender man/woman

3

6.3

20

16.9

   Non-binary/other not listed

8

16.7

12

10.2

  Currently on PrEP

34

70.8

101

99

   Duration of PrEP use (years), median (IQR)

2.5 (1.6–3.9)

2.5 (1.5–4)

  History of prior syphilis

16

33.3

21

39.6

 Survey Items

  Given current COVID restrictions, are you interested in collecting your own PrEP lab samples at home?

 

   Yes

34

87.2

90

88.2

   Maybe/not sure

5

12.8

8

7.8

   No

4

3.9

  When COVID restrictions end, would you be interested in HB-PrEP over coming to clinic?

 

   Yes

24

82.8

74

72.3

   Maybe

5

17.2

21

20.5

   No

5

4.9

  If home testing required you to collect blood in a small tube at home, how would you prefer to collect specimens?

 

   Come to clinic for blood draw

7

17.9

24

24.5

   Collect blood sample at home

32

82.1

74

75.5

  Would the option to mail in kits from home make you more likely to stay on PrEP?

 

   More likely

15

38.5

46

46.9

   About the same

22

56.4

50

51.0

  If we could not perform syphilis testing, would you still be interested in home kits for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia testing only?

 

   Yes

34

87.2

  

   Maybe/not sure

4

10.3

  

  Did you find the process to collect blood using the Tasso device was difficult?

 

   Yes

0

0.0

  

   No

45

93.8

  

   Somewhat

3

6.3

  

  Do you feel like you could collect a blood sample like this on your own at home?

 

   Yes

37

94.9

  

   Maybe/not sure

2

5.1

  

 What are you concerns about collecting your own blood sample at home?

 

   None

45

93.8

  

   Identified concern

3

6.2

  
  1. HB-PrEP home-based PrEP, IQR interquartile range, PrEP pre-exposure prophylaxis
  2. aSums and percentages may not add to total or 100%. All questions were optional and response counts varied
  3. bParticipants could select more than one gender