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Table 3 Self-reported HCV and HIV testing and status among participants in focus group discussion of barriers and motivators of participation and retention in a cohort study in Iran, 2016

From: Barriers and motivators to participation and retention in HIV/HCV cohort studies among people who inject drugs: a community consultation in Iran

Variables N = 30
Ever tested for HCV
 Yes 12 (40.0)
 No 14 (46.7)
 Unsure/Did not know 4 (13.3)
Self-reported HCV infection statusa, n (%)
 Positive 4 (33.3)
 Negative 8 (66.7)
 Unsure/Did not know 0
Self-reported anti-HCV serostatusa, n (%)
 Positive 0
 Negative 0
 Unsure/Did not know 10 (83.3)
 Missing 2 (16.7)
Self-reported HCV RNA statusa, n (%)
 Positive 0
 Negative 0
 Unsure/Did not know 10 (83.3)
 Missing 2 (16.7)
Ever tested for HIV, n (%)
 Yes 19 (63.4)
 No 10 (33.3)
 Unsure/Did not know 1 (3.3)
Self-reported HIV serostatusb, n (%)
 Positive 1 (5.3)
 Negative 15 (78.9)
 Did not know 2 (10.5)
 Missing 1 (5.3)
  1. a Among those ever tested for HCV in their lifetime
  2. b Among those ever tested for HIV in their lifetime