To describe HIV-related media events in the context of first-time HIV-1-antibody testing trends at a London genitourinary medicine clinic.
Demographic and behavioural data were collected prospectively for individuals tested for HIV-1 antibodies between September 1985 and September 1993, at the genitourinary medicine clinic of St Mary's Hospital, London.
A total of 19242 individuals were tested of whom 37% were women.
Of the men tested 60% were heterosexual.
The women at first time of testing were significantly younger [29.3 years ; 95% confidence interval (CI), 28.8-29.7] than the men (32.5 years ; 95% CI, 29.2-35.8) ; mean ages for both sexes did not change significantly over time.
Overall, 199 women and 1539 men tested HIV-antibody-positive.
The proportions of women testing positive increased significantly over time (khi2=21.7, degrees of freedom=1 ; P<0.001), whereas the proportion of HIV-positive men remained constant for all sexual orientation groups.
The proportion of heterosexual women testing positive (2.8%) was similar to the proportion of HIV-positive heterosexual men (2.9%). HIV-positive individuals were significantly older for both sexes.
Throughout the study period numerous education campaigns were run using a variety of media complemented by a number of other HIV-related media events.
Peak periods of attendance for HIV testing generally corresponded with increased HIV-related media activity and the...
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus HIV1, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Dépistage, Campagne de masse, Royaume Uni, Europe, Anticorps, Sérum, Sérologie, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, HIV-1 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Medical screening, Mass campaign, United Kingdom, Europe, Antibody, Serum, Serology, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Prevention
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