AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 693–701 | Cite as

Factors Associated with HIV Testing History and Returning for HIV Test Results Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Thailand

  • Wipas Wimonsate
  • Sathapana Naorat
  • Anchalee Varangrat
  • Praphan Phanuphak
  • Kamolset Kanggarnrua
  • Janet McNicholl
  • Passakorn Akarasewi
  • Frits van Griensven
Original Paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Men who have sex with men HIV/AIDS HIV testing Thailand 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wipas Wimonsate
    • 1
  • Sathapana Naorat
    • 1
  • Anchalee Varangrat
    • 1
  • Praphan Phanuphak
    • 2
  • Kamolset Kanggarnrua
    • 3
  • Janet McNicholl
    • 1
    • 5
  • Passakorn Akarasewi
    • 4
  • Frits van Griensven
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.Thailand Ministry of Public Health—U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CollaborationMinistry of Public HealthNonthaburiThailand
  2. 2.Thai Red Cross SocietyBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Rainbow Sky Association of ThailandBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Ministry of Public HealthNonthaburiThailand
  5. 5.Division of HIV/AIDS PreventionCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA

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