Does the Frequency of HIV and STI Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Primary Care Adhere With Australian Guidelines?
October 28, 2010
Guidelines in Australia recommend that all men who have sex with men be tested annually for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Testing every three to six months is recommended for MSM defined by behavioral criteria as being at higher risk. In the current study, the authors assessed HIV and STI retesting rates among MSM attending primary care clinics.
The researchers conducted a retrospective follow-up of HIV-negative MSM tested for HIV or STIs (chlamydia or syphilis) at four primary care clinics from April to December 2006. Retesting rates were calculated over 18 months. Logistic regression was used to identify predictors of adherence to guidelines.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
10.2010; Vol. 86: P. 371-376; R. Guy and others
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