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Rapid HIV testing for individuals on probation/parole: outcomes of an intervention trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23536140     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Many probationers and parolees do not receive HIV testing despite being at increased risk for obtaining and transmitting HIV. A two-group randomized controlled trial was conducted between April, 2011 and May, 2012 at probation/parole offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Providence/Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Male and female probationers/parolees were interviewed (n = 1,263) and then offered HIV testing based on random assignment to one of two conditions: (1) On-site rapid HIV testing conducted at the probation/parole office; or (2) Referral for rapid HIV testing off site at a community HIV testing clinic. Outcomes were: (1) undergoing HIV testing; and (2) receipt of HIV testing results. Participants were significantly more likely to be tested on-site at a probation/parole office versus off-site at a HIV testing clinic (p < 0.001). There was no difference between the two groups in terms of receiving HIV testing results. Findings indicate that probationers/parolees are willing to be tested on-site and, independent of testing location, are equally willing to receive their results. Implications for expanding rapid HIV testing to more criminal justice related locations and populations are discussed.
Authors:
Michael S Gordon; Timothy W Kinlock; Michelle McKenzie; Monique E Wilson; Josiah D Rich
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-05     Completed Date:  2013-08-30     Revised Date:  2014-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2022-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Bank Name/Acc. No.:
ClinicalTrials.gov/NCT01366495
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
AIDS Serodiagnosis / methods*
Adult
Baltimore
Criminal Law / methods
Female
HIV Infections / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Humans
Male
Mass Screening / methods
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Prisoners*
Rhode Island
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K24 DA022112/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K24DA022112/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; P30 AI042853/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; P30AI042853/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; R01 DA 16237/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA030771/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01DA030771/DA/NIDA NIH HHS
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