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Behavioral risks for HIV infection associated with HIV-testing decisions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8911567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adolescent and adult women were offered HIV testing as part of a clinic-based research program on HIV/AIDS in New York City. Sixty-four percent consented to testing and 87% of those tested returned to receive their results. This paper uses two-stage regression methods to identify sexual behavioral risk factors for HIV infection associated with the decision to accept the HIV test and subsequently to return for the results. Of the risk factors examined, having more than a single sex partner and never using a condom in the last year were strong predictors of taking the test; three or more sex partners had the strongest effects on the decision to return for the HIV test results. We conclude that voluntary HIV testing in this group can identify women with behavioral risks of HIV infection. Thus, voluntary HIV testing may be effective in targeting persons at high risk because behavioral risks are associated with the decision to take the HIV test.
K S Miller; M Hennessy; D A Wendell; M P Webber; E E Schoenbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0899-9546     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Educ Prev     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-20     Completed Date:  1997-03-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002873     Medline TA:  AIDS Educ Prev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  394-402     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS Serodiagnosis / psychology*
Attitude to Health*
Condoms / utilization
Decision Making*
Follow-Up Studies
New York City
Regression Analysis
Sampling Studies
Sexual Behavior* / psychology
Sexual Partners

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