Know your body. If we were to use these policies to guide service development, our focus would be on at a significant cost to test to most gay in the proportion of MSM who had had an HIV test every year, irrespective of their sexual risk and precautionary behaviours.
Sex Transm Infect ; 92 — Furthermore, in convenience samples of MSM in the UK reported HIV testing tends to be higher than in probability-based samples, indicating that we may overestimate the level of testing in the population as a whole but in particular among non-gay identified MSM.
Half the men were provided with self-test kits and half were asked to carry on testing as normal at STI clinics, community organisations, and with private physicians. Explore further.
Is STI screening and treatment free of charge? Significant barriers to encouraging MSM to test for HIV exist, particularly in relation to psychosocial needs and negative emotional responses to testing. Community HIV testing for men who have sex with men: results of a pilot project and comparison of service users with those testing in genitourinary medicine clinics.
AIDS Behav ; 16 —9. If you use drugs, having condoms available and ready increases your chances of using them while under the influence.
A group of participants in a trial who receive standard treatment, or no treatment at all, rather than the experimental treatment which is being tested. This underscores the importance of psychosocial barriers to testing among this population, barriers on which expansion of testing in itself cannot overcome.
If the provision of self-testing only boosted testing rates in those at low risk of HIV, it would not have this effect.
London, Use condoms for anal sex, top or bottom. First, we examined associations between demographic characteristics and HIV testing history. Health Educ Res ; 26 —