HIV Testing Among Patients Infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae: STD Surveillance Network, United States, 2009–2010
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- Bradley, H., Asbel, L., Bernstein, K. et al. AIDS Behav (2013) 17: 1205. doi:10.1007/s10461-012-0304-0
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We used data from the STD Surveillance Network to estimate HIV testing among patients being tested or treated for gonorrhea. Of 1,845 gonorrhea-infected patients identified through nationally notifiable disease data, only 51% were tested for HIV when they were tested or treated for gonorrhea. Among the 10 geographic sites in this analysis, the percentage of patients tested for HIV ranged from 22–63% for men and 20–79% for women. Nearly 33% of the un-tested patients had never been previously HIV-tested. STD clinic patients were more likely to be HIV-tested than those in other practice settings.