Variable n (%)
Location:
Yangon 151 (42.8)
Mandalay 202 (57.2)
Age:
Median (IQR) 23 years (20-28 years)
<25 197 (56.0)
25-29 93 (26.4)
30> 62 (17.6)
Self-reported gender:
Male 284 (80.7)
TW 68 (19.3)
Highest level of education achieved:
Tertiary level 110 (31.3)
High school 133 (37.8)
Middle school 86 (24.4)
Primary school or below 23 (6.5)
Monthly income:
Median monthly amount in MMK (IQR) 150,000 (100,000-200,000)
Above median (>150,000 MMK) 125 (35.7)
Below median (<150,000 MMK) 225 (63.7)
Sexual partners in past three months:
Both regular and casual partners 127 (37.6)
Regular partner(s) only 96 (28.4)
Casual partner(s) only 115 (34.0)
Self-reported likelihood of acquiring HIV in the future:
Likely/very likely 170 (50.2)
Very unlikely/Unlikely/Neutral 169 (49.9)
Perceived barriers to HIV testing:
I worry about stigma if seen attending a HIV testing clinic
Agree 78 (23.8)
Disagree 250 (76.2)
I am afraid of letting people know my HIV test result
Agree 120 (36.5)
Disagree 209 (63.5)
I cannot afford the costs associated with HIV testing
Agree 87 (26.5)
Disagree 241 (73.5)
I don't have time to test for HIV
Agree 158 (48.0)
Disagree 171 (52.0)
I find it difficult to access services HIV testing service
Agree 116 (35.3)
Disagree 213 (64.7)
I have to wait a long time to test for HIV
Agree 88 (26.8)
Disagree 241 (73.2)
HIV testing behaviours:
Reason for undertaking last HIV test*
Concern/ interest to know status 321 (90.3)
Part of regular testing pattern 94 (26.3)
Suggestion from sexual partner or friend 63 (17.8)
Symptoms of HIV 11 (3.1)
Other 26 (7.9)
Location of last HIV test:
NGO/iNGO     312 (88.4)
Government hospital or clinic     18 (5.1)
Private hospital or clinic     16 (4.5)
How often do you typically attend for an HIV test?
At least every three months 213 (60.3)
At least every six months 76 (21.5)
Every 6-12 months 18 (5.1)
Every 1-2 years 27 (6.5)
More than 24 months since my last test 19 (5.4)
Time since last HIV test:
In the past six months 279 (79.7)
Six months-2 years 52 (14.9)
Over 2 years/ never tested 19 (5.4)
High frequency testing status:
Yes 197 (55.8)
No 156 (44.2)