December 25, 1998
|Men who have sex with men||Heterosexual||Injecting-drug user||Total&|
|Testing status/Factor||A factor||Main factor||A factor||Main factor||A factor||Main factor||A factor||Main factor|
|Afraid to find out||59||27||41||21||51||30||48||25|
|Unlikely to have been exposed||52||17||48||25||25||7||44||18|
|Thought they were HIV negative||57||19||49||15||33||6||47||13|
|Didn't want to think about being positive||55||7||42||8||54||10||48||8|
|Could do little if HIV positive||45||9||19||3||40||7||31||6|
|Didn't have time||14||3||20||4||20||5||19||4|
|Unsure where to go||15||2||21||4||32||6||22||4|
|Worried name would be reported||28||4||13||1||18||1||19||2|
|Test costs too much||5||2||5||<1||17|
|People might think you have AIDS||27||1||10||<1|
|Afraid to find out||53||26||38||18||47||24||46||23|
|Thought they were HIV negative||41||10||45||13||36||9||41||11|
|Unlikely to have been exposed||29||9||34||14||25||6||29||10|
|Didn't want to think about being positive||49||8||42||8||49||10||47||9|
|Didn't have time||16||5||16||6||18||5||17||5|
|Could do little if HIV positive||22||2||18||3||31||6||24||4|
|Waiting for results would be hard||38||7||22||3||28||3||30||4|
|Afraid of needle used to draw blood||15||4||16||4||7||<1|
|Worried name would be reported||22||4||11||<1|
|Worried about who would learn results||25||3||15||1||19||1||20||2|
* Data presented for the 10 most frequently cited factors of 17 listed in the survey.
+ Survey was conducted in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Texas.
& -- The totals are based on unweighted data from all participants included in this analysis; data do not represent the general population or a weighted average of populations at increased risk for HIV infection.
@ -- Main factors do not sum to 100% because 10 of 17 factors are presented and 62 (11%) of 556 untested respondents cited no factors for not testing.
** Main factors do not sum to 100% because 10 of 17 factors are presented and 374 (21%) of 1810 tested respondents cited no factors for delaying testing.