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HIV testing among patients infected with neisseria gonorrhoeae: STD surveillance network, United States, 2009-2010

TitleHIV testing among patients infected with neisseria gonorrhoeae: STD surveillance network, United States, 2009-2010
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBradley, H, Asbel, L, Bernstein, K, Mattson, M, Pathela, P, Mohamed, M, Samuel, MC, Schwebke, J, Stenger, M, Tabidze, I, Zenilman, J, Dowell, D, Weinstock, H
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume17
Pagination1205-1210
Date PublishedMar
ISBN Number10907165 (ISSN)
Accession Number22983501
KeywordsAIDS Serodiagnosis, article, Disease Notification, Female, gonorrhea, health survey, HIV Infections, HIV testing, human, Human immunodeficiency virus infection, Humans, infection control, Male, Mass Screening, methodology, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Population Surveillance, serodiagnosis, Sexual and Reproductive Health, sexually transmitted disease, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, statistics, United States
Abstract

We used data from the STD Surveillance Network to estimate HIV testing among patients being tested or treated for gonorrhea. Of 1,845 gonorrhea-infected patients identified through nationally notifiable disease data, only 51% were tested for HIV when they were tested or treated for gonorrhea. Among the 10 geographic sites in this analysis, the percentage of patients tested for HIV ranged from 22-63% for men and 20-79% for women. Nearly 33% of the un-tested patients had never been previously HIV-tested. STD clinic patients were more likely to be HIV-tested than those in other practice settings. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.