The issue of the role of HIV testing in HIV prevention is an important one.
Some commentators have argued that HIV testing should be encouraged more widely on the grounds that it can simulate behaviour change to safe sex and drug use.
Testing has been advanced as an important means to control the epidmeic.
There is, however, insufficient evidence to support this contention as this time.
The hypothesis of a link between HIV testing and behaviour change is based on the assumption of a linear relationship.
It is argued that this assumption is based on two others, that the « stimulus » of testing and counselling is uniform, and that information will be perceived and used by all recipients in an identical way.
It is argued that there is currently insufficient research evidence in future research designs are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Politique sanitaire, Dépistage, Effet psychologique, Changement comportement, Consommation, Substance toxicomanogène, Prise risque, Relation sexuelle, Homme, Article synthèse, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Health policy, Medical screening, Psychological effect, Behavior change, Consumption, Drug of abuse, Risk taking, Sexual intercourse, Human, Review, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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