Differences and similarities in hiv testing among men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) and men who have sex with men only (MSMO)

Cathy Maulsby, Frangiscos Sifakis, Danielle German, Colin P. Flynn, David Holtgrave

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Abstract

The study examined differences in HIV testing between men who have sex with men only (MSMO) (n=300) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) (n=105) and assessed associations with HIV testing among MSMW. A venue-based cross-sectional HIV surveillance study in 2008 (BESURE-MSM2) was examined. Prevalence of HIV testing was similar for MSMO and MSMW. One-on-one counseling (excluding counseling that is part of HIV testing) and having seen a health care provider in the past twelve months were associated with HIV testing in the past six months among MSMW in multivariate analyses. One-on-one counseling interventions may increase rates of HIV testing among MSMW.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalOpen AIDS Journal
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • HIV counseling
  • HIV testing
  • Men who have sex with men and women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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