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  1. Fulltext. HIV test-seeking before and after the restriction of anonymous testing in North Carolina.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study assessed the impact on HIV test-seeking of North Carolina's restriction of anonymous testing to 18 of its 100 counties as of September 1,1991.

    Methods

    Trends from 4 months prerestriction to the 16-month restriction period in counties retaining vs counties eliminating anonymous testing were compared.

    Results

    HIV testing increased throughout the state, but more rapidly where anonymous testing was retained than elsewhere : 64% vs 44%. These differences held for all sociodemographic subgroups and were most pronounced among adolescents and African Americans and other non-Whites.

    Conclusions

    The data are consistent with a detrimental effect of elimination of anomymous testing, although confounding from differences in AIDS awareness or in repeat tests is possible.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Dépistage, Législation, Anonymat, Changement, Attitude, Comportement, Evolution, Homme, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Restriction

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Medical screening, Legislation, Anonymity, Change, Attitude, Behavior, Evolution, Human, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0481442

    Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 10/04/1997.