Brief report: Relationship and demographic factors associated with willingness to use an in-home rapid HIV test to screen potential sex partners among a us sample of HIV-negative and HIV-discordant male couples Article

Mitchell, JW, Sullivan, PS. (2015). Brief report: Relationship and demographic factors associated with willingness to use an in-home rapid HIV test to screen potential sex partners among a us sample of HIV-negative and HIV-discordant male couples . 69(2), 252-256. 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000594

cited authors

  • Mitchell, JW; Sullivan, PS

fiu authors

abstract

  • With dyadic data from a US Internet sample of 275 HIV-negative and 58 discordant male couples, we assessed HIV-negative partnered men's attitudes toward using an in-home rapid HIV test (HT) to screen potential new sex partners and associated factors by multivariate multilevel modeling. HIV-negative partnered men were "likely" to use an HT for screening purposes. More positive attitudes were associated with being in a mixed/nonwhite relationship; having an open sexual agreement. Less positive attitudes were associated with both partners being well educated. These findings may highlight how to make the most of HTs as risk-reduction screening tool among at-risk male couples.

publication date

  • June 1, 2015

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 252

end page

  • 256

volume

  • 69

issue

  • 2