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dc.contributor.authorHoyos, Juan
dc.contributor.authorBelza Egozcue, Maria Jose 
dc.contributor.authorFernandez-Balbuena, Sonia 
dc.contributor.authorRosales-Statkus, Maria-Elena 
dc.contributor.authorPulido, Jose 
dc.contributor.authorFuente, Luis de la
dc.identifier.citationBMC Public Health. 2013 Aug 30;13:791.es_ES
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: In the current context of diversity and coexistence of HIV testing approaches, limited information exists on test recipient's views of HIV testing services and programme attributes that could ease the testing process and make it more appealing for at risk individuals who don't know their HIV status. This study analyzed ratings given to different testing sites and programme characteristics that might facilitate testing. METHODS: We analyzed data from 3120 persons attending a mobile HIV testing programme located on a central street in the gay district of Madrid. RESULTS: 64% were men (of which, 55% had had sex with other men), 59.5% were <30 years, 35.4% foreigners, 50.6% had a university degree,71.7% a regular employment, 59.3% reported multiple partners and inconsistent condom use and 56.5% had been tested for HIV. Non Governmental Organizations and specific HIV/STI centres received the maximum rating from over 60% of participants, followed by self-testing (38.9%). Pharmacies (20.8%) and hospital emergency departments (14.2%) were the worst valued testing sites. Over 80% gave the highest rating to having immediate test results, not needing a previous appointment, and free testing, while less than 50% gave the maximum rating to privacy and anonymity. CONCLUSIONS: HIV testing services that don't require an appointment, based on free tests with rapid results are most valued by a young, not socially marginalized but high risk sexual exposure population. On the contrary, issues traditionally highly valued by health care providers or AIDS social organizations (privacy and anonymity) are much less valued.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the Fundación para Investigación y la Prevención del Sida en España (Fipse 24096/10), and by the Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias (FIS PI09/1706).es_ES
dc.publisherBiomed Centrales_ES
dc.relation.isversionofPublisher's versiones_ES
dc.subject.meshAdult es_ES
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Care, Integrated es_ES
dc.subject.meshDemography es_ES
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshMale es_ES
dc.subject.meshPoint-of-Care Systems es_ES
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluation es_ES
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors es_ES
dc.subject.meshSpain es_ES
dc.subject.meshHomosexuality, Male es_ES
dc.subject.meshPatient Preference es_ES
dc.titlePreferred HIV testing services and programme characteristics among clients of a rapid HIV testing programmees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.contributor.funderFundación para la Investigación y la Prevención del Sida en Españaes_ES
dc.contributor.funderFondo de Investigaciones Sanitariases_ES
dc.identifier.journalBMC public healthes_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Centro Nacional de Epidemologíaes_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Escuela Nacional de Sanidades_ES

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