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Titolo:
Characteristics of clients attending confidential versus anonymous testingclinics for human immunodeficiency virus
Autore:
Levi, I; Modan, B; Blumstein, T; Luxenburg, O; Yehuda-Cohen, T; Shasha, B; Lotan, A; Bundstein, A; Barzilai, A; Rubinstein, E;
Indirizzi:
Chaim Sheba Med Ctr, Infect Dis Unit, IL-52621 Tel Hashomer, Israel Chaim Sheba Med Ctr Tel Hashomer Israel IL-52621 21 Tel Hashomer, Israel Chaim Sheba Med Ctr, Dept Clin Epidemiol, IL-52621 Tel Hashomer, Israel Chaim Sheba Med Ctr Tel Hashomer Israel IL-52621 21 Tel Hashomer, Israel Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Med, IL-69978 Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv Univ Tel Aviv Israel IL-69978 ac Med, IL-69978 Tel Aviv, Israel Israel AIDS Task Force, Tel Aviv, Israel Israel AIDS Task Force Tel AvivIsrael IDS Task Force, Tel Aviv, Israel
Titolo Testata:
ISRAEL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL
fascicolo: 3, volume: 3, anno: 2001,
pagine: 184 - 187
SICI:
1565-1088(200103)3:3<184:COCACV>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HIV; PEOPLE; MEN;
Keywords:
human immunodeficiency virus; anonymous testing; risk factors; sexual behavior; sex preference;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
11
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Levi, I Chaim Sheba Med Ctr, Infect Dis Unit, IL-52621 Tel Hashomer, Israel Chaim Sheba Med Ctr Tel Hashomer Israel IL-52621 ashomer, Israel
Citazione:
I. Levi et al., "Characteristics of clients attending confidential versus anonymous testingclinics for human immunodeficiency virus", ISR MED ASS, 3(3), 2001, pp. 184-187

Abstract

Objectives: To compare risk behavior between subjects attending anonymous and confidential clinics for human immunodeficiency virus testing, and to assess whether anonymous testing results in a higher accrual of persons at risk for HIV. Methods: An anonymous questionnaire that addressed sociodemographic and risk behavior aspects was administered to 140 subjects attending an anonymousclinic and 124 attending a confidential clinic in the Tel Aviv area. A logistic regression analysis was used to compare the effects of various behavioral factors on the probability of attending each clinic. Results: Chronological age, age at first sexual intercourse, and the percent of married subjects were similar in both clinics. However, there was a significant difference in the sex ratio and in educational attainment (85.0%versus 55.6% were males, P <0.001; and 58% vs. 34% had over 12 years of education, P <0.001, in the anonymous and confidential clinics respectively). There was a striking difference between the two clinics with regard to sexual experience characteristics: of the subjects reaching the anonymous clinic 21.4% were homosexual and 10.0% bisexual versus a total of 2.6% in the confidential clinic. A logistic regression analysis, comparing the effects of various behavioral factors on the probability oi attending each clinic, showed that gender (male), high education, homosexuality, number of partnersand sexual encounter with sex workers were the strongest predictors for selecting anonymous HIV examination. Conclusions: Individuals at high risk for HIV, such as homosexuals and bisexuals, prefer to attend an anonymous clinic.

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