Differences and Similarities in HIV Testing Among Men Who have Sex with Men and Women (MSMW) and Men Who Have Sex with Men Only (MSMO)
Cathy Maulsby*, 1, Frangiscos Sifakis2, Danielle German1, Colin P Flynn3, David Holtgrave1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
First Page: 53
Last Page: 59
Publisher ID: TOAIDJ-6-53
Article History:Received Date: 2/11/2011
Revision Received Date: 12/1/2012
Acceptance Date: 23/4/2012
Electronic publication date: 12/7/2012
Collection year: 2012
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The study examined differences in HIV testing between men who have sex with men only (MSMO) (n=300) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) (n=105) and assessed associations with HIV testing among MSMW. A venue-based cross-sectional HIV surveillance study in 2008 (BESURE-MSM2) was examined. Prevalence of HIV testing was similar for MSMO and MSMW. One-on-one counseling (excluding counseling that is part of HIV testing) and having seen a health care provider in the past twelve months were associated with HIV testing in the past six months among MSMW in multivariate analyses. One-on-one counseling interventions may increase rates of HIV testing among MSMW.