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dc.contributor.author Wilson, Kate en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-15T16:46:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-15T16:46:21Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sena,Arlene C.;Hammer,Juliana P.;Wilson,Kate;Zeveloff,Abigail;Gamble,Julia. 2010. Feasibility and Acceptability of Door-to-Door Rapid HIV Testing Among Latino Immigrants and Their HIV Risk Factors in North Carolina. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 24(3): 165-173. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1087-2914 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3302
dc.description.abstract Latino immigrants in the United States are disproportionally impacted by the HIV epidemic but face barriers to clinic-based testing. We assessed a community-based strategy for rapid HIV testing by conducting "door-to-door'' outreaches in apartments with predominately Latino immigrants in Durham, North Carolina, that has experienced an exponential growth in its Latino population. Eligible persons were 18 years or older, not pregnant, and reported no HIV test in the previous month. Participants were asked to complete a survey and offered rapid HIV testing. Of the 228 Latino participants, 75.4% consented to HIV testing. There was a high prevalence of sexual risk behaviors among participants, with 42.5% acknowledging ever having sex with a commercial sex worker (CSW). Most (66.5%) had no history of prior HIV testing. In bivariate analysis, perceived HIV risk, no history of HIV testing, sex with a CSW, sex in exchange for drugs or money, living with a partner, and alcohol use were significantly associated with test acceptance. In the multivariate analysis, participants who had never been tested for HIV were more likely to consent to rapid HIV testing than those who had tested in the past (adjusted odds ratio 2.5; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.1, 5.6). Most participants supported rapid HIV testing in the community (97%). Door-to-door rapid HIV testing is a feasible and acceptable strategy for screening high-risk Latino immigrants in the community. Factors associated with HIV risk among Latino migrants and immigrants in the United States should be considered along with novel testing strategies in HIV prevention programs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MARY ANN LIEBERT INC en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1089/apc.2009.0135 en_US
dc.subject Health-care settings en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.subject Mexican migrants en_US
dc.subject Participatory research en_US
dc.subject Community settings en_US
dc.subject Commercial sex en_US
dc.subject US cities en_US
dc.subject Men en_US
dc.subject Behavior en_US
dc.subject AIDS en_US
dc.subject public, environmental & occupational health en_US
dc.subject infectious diseases en_US
dc.title Feasibility and Acceptability of Door-to-Door Rapid HIV Testing Among Latino Immigrants and Their HIV Risk Factors in North Carolina en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
duke.date.pubdate 2010-3-0 en_US
duke.description.endpage 173 en_US
duke.description.issue 3 en_US
duke.description.startpage 165 en_US
duke.description.volume 24 en_US
dc.relation.journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs en_US

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