Behavioral risks for HIV infection associated with HIV-testing decisions

Kim S. Miller, Michael Hennessy, Deborah A. Wendell, Mayris P. Webber, Ellie Schoenbaum

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-402
Number of pages9
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume8
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1996

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Behavioral risks for HIV infection associated with HIV-testing decisions. / Miller, Kim S.; Hennessy, Michael; Wendell, Deborah A.; Webber, Mayris P.; Schoenbaum, Ellie.

In: AIDS Education and Prevention, Vol. 8, No. 5, 10.1996, p. 394-402.

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Miller, Kim S. ; Hennessy, Michael ; Wendell, Deborah A. ; Webber, Mayris P. ; Schoenbaum, Ellie. / Behavioral risks for HIV infection associated with HIV-testing decisions. In: AIDS Education and Prevention. 1996 ; Vol. 8, No. 5. pp. 394-402.
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