Promoting HIV Testing Among Never-Tested Hispanic Men: A Doctor's Recommendation May Suffice
AIDS and Behavior
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This study examined factors associated withHIVtesting intentionsamonga community sample of 255 never-tested Hispanic men. It compared (1) men who intended to test in the next 6 months with those who did not and (2) men who intended to test only on the day of the interview with those who intended to test in the next 6 months. Eighty-four percent of men had never been offered testing. Yet, 86% would accept testing if recommended by their doctor. The strongest multivariate predictor of testing intention was willingness to accept a physicianendorsed test. Almost 49% of men who intended to test in the next 6 months would only do so if the test were offered on the interview day. These findings highlight the importance of encouraging physicians, particularly in high-prevalence areas, to routinely recommend testing. They also suggest that for some men, there is a window of opportunity for testing that does not endure.
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy
Fernandez, Maria I.; Bowen, George S.; Perrino, Tatiana; Royal, Scott; Mattson, Tiffany; Arheart, Kristopher L.; and Cohn, Sylvia, "Promoting HIV Testing Among Never-Tested Hispanic Men: A Doctor's Recommendation May Suffice" (2003). College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles. 1207.