Title

Lack of Awareness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Problems and Solutions With Self-reported HIV Serostatus of Men Who Have Sex With Men

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-13-2014

Publication Title

Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Volume

1

Issue

2

First page number:

1

Last page number:

7

Abstract

Background. Lack of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection awareness may be a driver of racial disparities in HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). Lack of awareness is typically measured by comparing HIV test result to self-reported HIV status. This measure may be subject to reporting bias and alternatives are needed.Methods. The InvolveMENt study examined HIV disparities between black and white MSM from Atlanta. Among HIV-positive participants who did not report knowing they were positive, we examined other measures of awareness: … See full text for complete abstract.

Keywords

HIV; MSM; Survey; Testing

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Immunology and Infectious Disease

Language

English

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