HIV voluntary testing among Portuguese women attending family planning clinics: implications for HIV prevention education and testing

Eleonora C. V. Costa*, Rosa Oliveira, M. Graça Pereira

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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Objectives: The aim of this article is to analyze the factors associated with HIV testing among 767 sexually active women. Methods: Participants were administered several self-report questionnaires that assessed behavioral and psychosocial measures. Results: Overall, 59.8% of the participants reported ever having tested for HIV. Results show that higher levels of education, being pregnant or having been pregnant, concern about AIDS, AIDS knowledge, self-efficacy in condom negotiation and perception of no risk in partner significantly predicted the likelihood of testing among women. Attending the mass was negatively associated with HIV testing. Conclusions: These findings provide information that can be used in the development of a focused gender sensitive HIV prevention program to increase HIV testing.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)16-27
Número de páginas12
RevistaInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Volume28
Número de emissão1
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 2 jan 2016

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