Factors associated with recent HIV testing among men who have sex with men in New York City

K. H. Reilly, A. Neaigus, S. M. Jenness, T. Wendel, D. M. Marshall, H. Hagan

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Abstract

Understanding factors associated with recent HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) is important for designing interventions to increase testing rates and link cases to care. A cross-sectional study of MSM was conducted in NYC in 2011 using venue-based sampling. Associations between HIV testing in the past 12 months and relevant variables were examined through the estimation of prevalence ratios (PR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CI). Of 448 participants, 107 (23.9 %) had not been tested in the past 12 months. Factors independently associated with not testing in the previous 12 months were: lack of a visit to a healthcare provider in the past 12 months (aPR: 2.5; 95 % CI: 1.9, 3.2); age 30 (adjusted PR: 1.9; 95 % CI: 1.4, 2.7); not having completed a bachelor's degree (aPR: 1.6; 95 % CI: 1.0, 2.4); and non-gay sexual identity (aPR: 1.4; 95 % CI: 1.0, 1.8); such MSM may be less aware of the need for frequent HIV testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S297-S304
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume18
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • HIV
  • HIV prevention
  • HIV testing
  • Men that have sex with men
  • New York City

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Reilly, K. H., Neaigus, A., Jenness, S. M., Wendel, T., Marshall, D. M., & Hagan, H. (2014). Factors associated with recent HIV testing among men who have sex with men in New York City. AIDS and Behavior, 18(SUPPL. 3), S297-S304. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-013-0483-3