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HIV Testing among men in Curitiba, Brazil.

Authors
  • Szwarcwald, Celia Landmann1
  • Damacena, Giseli Nogueira1
  • Miranda, Raquel Lima2
  • Pascom, Ana Roberta Pati3
  • Júnior, Aristides Barbosa2
  • 1 a Institute of Communication and Information Science and Technology in Health , Oswaldo Cruz Foundation , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 2 b Division of Global HIV & TB , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Brasília , Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 3 c Department of STD, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis , Ministry of Health , Brasília , Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS care
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Volume
30
Issue
1
Pages
56–58
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1363370
PMID: 28934867
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

In 2015, a community-wide intervention was launched in the city of Curitiba to evaluate the uptake of multiple HIV testing. A three-stage cluster sampling of 4800 men aged 15-64 years was selected in Curitiba. Logistic regression models were used to establish driving factors of HIV testing over the past 12 months. In the total sample, 49.5% have tested for HIV once in lifetime and 18.7% in the last 12 months. Among MSM, the proportions were much higher: 75.9% and 47.8% respectively. In the multivariate analysis, a significantly higher likelihood of HIV testing was found for young men (15-24 years), men with better educational level, those with more than 6 casual partners, and MSM compared to heterosexual men. The results indicate that the intervention to increase HIV diagnosis has substantially expanded MSM access to HIV testing.

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