To the Editor: We agree with Dr Branson's1 conclusion that home sample collection (HSC) human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) tests are an important alternative testing method,
but we have 2 concerns. First, many points raised are similar to those discussed
in a background paper2 that was presented
at a Kaiser Family Foundation Forum held prior to publication of the JAMA
article. A 1-page summary of this presentation appeared in the Foundation's
report on the forum.3 Also, a report with
similar conclusions, although with more limited data, was previously issued
and distributed via the Internet by a test manufacturer, along with an editorial
by Branson.4 These papers and reports were
not cited or acknowledged in the JAMA article.
Questions were asked using a 5-point scale, 1 = extremely important
through 5 = not at all important. Responses were grouped into 3 categories
as shown in the figure.
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