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Venue-Based HIV-Testing: An Effective Screening Strategy for High-Risk Populations in Lima, Peru

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dc.contributor.author Allan-Blitz, Lao-Tzu
dc.contributor.author Herrera, M. Christina
dc.contributor.author Calvo, Gino M.
dc.contributor.author Vargas, Silver K.
dc.contributor.author Caceres, Carlos F.
dc.contributor.author Klausner, Jeffrey D.
dc.contributor.author Konda, Kelika A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-05T15:23:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-05T15:23:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5862
dc.description.abstract Venue-based testing may improve screening efforts for HIV and syphilis, thereby reducing transmission. We offered onsite rapid dual HIV and syphilis testing at venues popular among MSM and/or transgender women in Lima, Peru. We used Poisson regression to calculate adjusted prevalence ratios (aPRs) for factors associated with each infection. Most (90.4%) of the 303 participants would test more frequently if testing was available at alternative venues. New cases of HIV (69) and syphilis infection (84) were identified. HIV was associated with recent sex work (aPR 1.11; 95% CI 1.02–1.22), sex with a partner of unknown serostatus (aPR 1.18; 95% CI 1.09–1.27), exclusively receptive anal sex role (aPR 1.16; 95% CI 1.03–1.30) or versatile sex role (aPR 1.17; 95% CI 1.06–1.30) compared to insertive. Syphilis was associated with reporting role versatility (aPR = 2.69; 95% CI 1.52–5.74). Sex work venues had higher syphilis prevalence 47% versus 28% in other venues, p value = 0.012. Venue-based testing may improve case finding. 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 HIV en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject MSM en_US
dc.subject Transgender women en_US
dc.subject Syphilis en_US
dc.title Venue-Based HIV-Testing: An Effective Screening Strategy for High-Risk Populations in Lima, Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2342-8
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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