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Carballo-Dieguez A, Giguere R, Balan IC
Few aggressive or violent incidents are associated with the Use of HIV self-tests to screen sexual partners among key populations.
This study’s goal was to determine whether men who have sex with men or transgender women who had multiple sex partners in the prior 3 months had aggressive or violent incidents when requesting that a partner test for HIV with the use of a free rapid HIV self-test kit. The cohort studied were participants in ISUM, a randomized, controlled trial of self- and partner-testing in New York City and San Juan, PR. Out of 114 (88%) of intervention participants who were assessed at follow-up that used the self-tests, only 6% who asked a partner in person to test reported that at least one of their partners got physically violent. In total 16 (2%) of the partners reacted violently.
Citation: Carballo-Dieguez A, Giguere R, Balan IC . Few aggressive or violent incidents are associated with the Use of HIV self-tests to screen sexual partners among key populations. AIDS Behav 2020 Jul;24(7):2220-26. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02809-1..
Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Screening, Domestic Violence