Factors Associated with HIV Testing History and Returning for HIV Test Results Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Thailand
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We evaluated factors associated with HIV testing history and returning for HIV test results among 2,049 Thai men who have sex with men. Of men, 50.3% reported prior HIV testing and 24.9% returned for HIV test results. Factors associated with prior HIV testing were male sex work, older age, employed, living away from the family, insertive anal sex role, history of drug use and having heard of effective HIV/AIDS treatment. Factors associated with returning for HIV test results were male sex work, older age, lack of a family confidant, history of sexually transmitted infections, and testing HIV negative in this study.
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- Factors Associated with HIV Testing History and Returning for HIV Test Results Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Thailand
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- 1. Thailand Ministry of Public Health—U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Ministry of Public Health, 4th Floor DDC7, Nonthaburi, 11000, Thailand
- 2. Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand
- 3. Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
- 5. Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
- 4. Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand