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