Comparison of the clientele of an anonymous HIV test centre and persons tested in the general population.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_290786E49F12
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Comparison of the clientele of an anonymous HIV test centre and persons tested in the general population.
Périodique
AIDS care
Auteur(s)
Rossi I., Jeannin A., Dubois-Arber F., Guex P., Vannotti M.
ISSN
0954-0121
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1998
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Numéro
1
Pages
89-103
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't - Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
This study compares the clientele of a Swiss anonymous test centre with the general population tested. Information was obtained through similar questionnaires submitted to two samples of HIV-tested people aged from 17 to 45 years: the first administered in the context of a general population telephone survey (n = 245) and the second completed during face-to-face interviews of the clientele of an anonymous test centre (n = 250). The test centre sample has higher proportions of younger and single people. Attenders for anonymous testing were more likely to have acquired a new regular partner during the year preceding the interview (48.0% versus 14.4%). These differences remain when controlling for age and gender. Decision to test comes mostly from the respondent's own initiative, but suggestion from a doctor is more frequent in the general population (23.8% versus 0.8%), whereas suggestion from partner or friends is more frequent in the anonymous centre (44.4% versus 3.0%). The anonymous test centre clientele is not different from the general population tested except for the relational situation and origin of decision for testing. The test centre has become a place where the general population finds a response to a situation-specific need for HIV testing.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Adult, Ambulatory Care, Attitude to Health, Female, HIV Infections, Hospitals, Special, Humans, Male, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Risk-Taking, Sampling Studies, Sexual Behavior, Socioeconomic Factors, Switzerland
Pubmed
Web of science
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