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  1. Characteristics of individuals using different HIV/AIDS counseling and testing programs.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To describe clinically important differences in the characteristics of subjects using three distinct HIV counseling and testing settings: scheduled confidential, scheduled anonymous, and confidential walk-in.

    Design

    An HIV risk-assessment questionnaire was given to individuals prior to receiving HIV-antibody testing and counseling.

    Methods

    Demographic and behavioral data was analyzed for each of the three counseling and testing settings.

    Results

    Walk-in clinic subjects reported fewer high-risk sexual activities and other risk behaviors than subjects from the other two testing settings.

    They also included more individuals who were health-care workers and victims of sexual assault.

    Conclusions

    The three distinct HIV counseling and testing settings each attracted populations with varying degrees of potential for HIV transmission.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Programme sanitaire, Sérologie, Conseil, Anonymat, Prévention, Démographie, Homme, Immunodéficit, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sanitary program, Serology, Council, Anonymousness, Prevention, Demography, Human, Immune deficiency, Immunopathology

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

    Cote : 94-0214915

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.