A seroepidemiologic profile of persons seeking anonymous HIV testing at alternate sites in upstate New York
Alternate sites for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) counseling and testing were established in New York State in the late summer of 1985. In a six-month period at the beginning of 1986, 14.4% of individuals who received HIV test results were seropositive. Questionnaire data were obtained from 1,635 persons for development of an epidemiologic profile of attendees: most were white (83%), males (72%), born in the United States (94%), well (80%), who sought testing because they had risk factors (73%) or had had sex with persons at risk (26%). Higher rates of HIV seropositive were found among blacks (26%), Hispanics (30%), males (16%), and those with a known risk factor (18%), and among those with symptoms (21%), than among those without these characteristics. Factors associated with HIV seropositivity are described.
KeywordsHuman Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Human Immunodeficiency Virus Test Intravenous Drug User Alternate Site
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