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The Relationship Between Risk Perception and Frequency of HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women, Lima, Peru

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dc.contributor.author Vargas, S. K.
dc.contributor.author Konda, K. A.
dc.contributor.author Leon, S. R.
dc.contributor.author Brown, B.
dc.contributor.author Klausner, J. D.
dc.contributor.author Lindan, C.
dc.contributor.author Caceres, C. F.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T23:41:30Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T23:41:30Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4194
dc.description.abstract HIV infections in Peru are concentrated among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW). HIV testing rates among them remain low, delaying entrance into care. We assessed the prevalence of frequent HIV testing (at least every 6 months) and associated factors among 310 MSM and TW who attend sexual health clinics in Lima, Peru, and who reported that they were HIV seronegative or unaware of their status. Only 39% of participants tested frequently, and 22% had never tested; 29% reported that they were at low or no risk for acquiring HIV. Reporting low or no risk for acquiring HIV was associated with frequent testing (adjusted prevalence ratio [aPR] = 1.53, 95% CI 1.13-2.08); those reporting unprotected anal sex were less likely to test frequently (aPR = 0.66, 95% CI 0.50-0.87). HIV prevalence was 12% and did not vary by risk perception categories. This at-risk population tests infrequently and may not understand the risk of having unprotected sex. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1573-3254
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.subject HIV testing en_US
dc.subject MSM en_US
dc.subject Risk perception en_US
dc.title The Relationship Between Risk Perception and Frequency of HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women, Lima, Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-017-2018-9
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.08
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.12


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