AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 1205–1210

HIV Testing Among Patients Infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae: STD Surveillance Network, United States, 2009–2010

  • Heather Bradley
  • Lenore Asbel
  • Kyle Bernstein
  • Melanie Mattson
  • Preeti Pathela
  • Mukhtar Mohamed
  • Michael C. Samuel
  • Jane Schwebke
  • Mark Stenger
  • Irina Tabidze
  • Jonathan Zenilman
  • Deborah Dowell
  • Hillard Weinstock
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-012-0304-0

Cite this article as:
Bradley, H., Asbel, L., Bernstein, K. et al. AIDS Behav (2013) 17: 1205. doi:10.1007/s10461-012-0304-0

Abstract

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.

Keywords

HIV testing Neisseria gonorrhoeae 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather Bradley
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lenore Asbel
    • 3
  • Kyle Bernstein
    • 4
  • Melanie Mattson
    • 5
  • Preeti Pathela
    • 6
  • Mukhtar Mohamed
    • 7
  • Michael C. Samuel
    • 8
  • Jane Schwebke
    • 9
  • Mark Stenger
    • 10
  • Irina Tabidze
    • 11
  • Jonathan Zenilman
    • 12
  • Deborah Dowell
    • 1
  • Hillard Weinstock
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of STD PreventionNational Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis,STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied SciencesScientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Philadelphia Department of Public HealthPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.San Francisco Department of Public HealthSan FranciscoUSA
  5. 5.Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentDenverUSA
  6. 6.New York City Department of Health and Mental HygieneQueensUSA
  7. 7.Connecticut Department of Public HealthHartfordUSA
  8. 8.California Department of Public HealthCaliforniaUSA
  9. 9.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  10. 10.Washington State Department of HealthOlympiaUSA
  11. 11.Chicago Department of Public HealthChicagoUSA
  12. 12.Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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