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HIV testing in recent college students: prevalence and correlates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22827905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Prevalence and correlates of HIV testing were examined in a sample of 957 unmarried recent college students in the United States. Participants were asked about HIV testing, past-six-months sexual activities, lifetime treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STI), past-year health service utilization, and DSM-IV criteria for alcohol and other drug (AOD) dependence during the 2008-2009 academic year. Two in five (41.9%(wt)) were ever tested for HIV. Holding constant demographics, HIV testing was positively related to AOD dependence, frequency of unprotected sex, number of sex partners, having a physical exam by a medical professional, number of visits to a health provider for physical health problems, and lifetime STI treatment. Women were more likely than men to be tested for HIV despite similar levels of risky sex. Results demonstrate the feasibility of achieving high HIV testing rates in a college population.
Authors:
Kimberly M Caldeira; Barbara J Singer; Kevin E O'Grady; Kathryn B Vincent; Amelia M Arria
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1943-2755     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Educ Prev     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-25     Completed Date:  2012-09-24     Revised Date:  2013-08-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002873     Medline TA:  AIDS Educ Prev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-76     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Affiliation:
Center on Young Adult Health and Development, University of Maryland School of Public Health, Department of Family Science, College Park, MD 20742, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Data Collection
Female
HIV Infections / diagnosis*
Health Services / utilization
Humans
Male
Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
Sex Factors
Students / psychology*
Substance-Related Disorders
United States
Universities
Unsafe Sex*
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 DA014845/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01-DA14845/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R56 DA014845/DA/NIDA NIH HHS
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