HIV antibody testing : Genito-Urinary Clinic or additional site same-day testing service.
It has been suggested that different groups of individuals, possibly those at greater risk, may choose to attend anonymous HIV services not attached to Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinics.
This paper reports the results of a comparative study of documented sociodemographic profile and risk category for individuals having HIV antibody tests at a Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic and at an additional site same-day HIV antibody testing service not attached to a Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic but within the same hospital.
A retrospective case record analysis for 12 months from 1.10.93 to 30.9.94 was performed.
During the 12-month study period 954 people had HIV testing at the additional site HIV antibody testing service and 803 had HIV antibody testing at the Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic.
Of those attending the additional site testing service 218 (22.9%) were homosexual/bisexual males as compared with 128 (15.9%) of the Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic attendees (p<0.01).
A total of 22 (2.3%) of the individuals attending the additional site service gave a history of sexual contact in Africa as compared with 52 (65%) attending the Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic (p<0. 001).
There was no significant difference in the gender or age of those having HIV antibody tests at the two locations (p=0.82 and p=0.39 respectively). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Dépistage, Etude comparative, Service hospitalier, Hôpital, Prise risque, Démographie, Statut social, Relation individu institution, Comportement, Santé, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Medical screening, Comparative study, Hospital ward, Hospital, Risk taking, Demography, Social status, Institution person relation, Behavior, Health, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0293021
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 15/07/1997.