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Table 3 Source of information about RAPID and reasons for testing

From: Increasing HIV testing among hard-to-reach groups: examination of RAPID, a community-based testing service in Queensland, Australia

  All RAPID Clients (N = 1199) First-time testers n = 191 (17.1%)
Hear about the service
 Google 338 (29.6) 82 (44.1)
 SOPV 270 (23.7) 37 (19.9)
 Word of mouth 209 (18.3) 33 (17.7)
 Dating site/App 190 (16.7) 18 (9.7)
 Press 81 (7.1) 5 (2.7)
 Facebook 53 (4.6) 11 (5.9)
Reason for testinga
 Condomless sex 371 (30.9) 72 (37.7)
 Because the results are available in 20 mins 367 (30.6) 55 (28.8)
 To have my regular 3/6/12 month test 201 (16.8) b
 Recommended by a friend or other person 141 (11.8) 38 (19.9)
 About to enter/finish a relationship 120 (10.0) 23 (12.0)
 Dating App Advertisement 119 (9.9) 21 (11.0)
 Media Coverage about RAPID or HIV 75 (6.3) 15 (7.9)
 Contact with an HIV outreach worker 73 (6.1) 10 (5.2)
 Someone I know has been diagnosed 75 (6.3) 15 (7.9)
Perceptions of RAPIDc Comfort with (strongly agree/agree) (strongly agree/agree)
 More likely to test more frequently at a peer based service 990 (88.6) 165 (86.4)
 Availability of RHT will increase frequency of testing 1118 (87.3) 159 (83.0)
Overall Satisfaction with a peer based service 1105 (98.8) 191 (99.0)
  1. aRespondents could select more than one option
  2. bNot a valid response for first-time testers
  3. cNot all categories add up to 1199 due to missing data