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Sociodemographic and Behavioural Characteristics of Youth Reporting HIV Testing in Three Caribbean Countries

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276–83
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This article examines HIV testing prevalence among youth as well as the characteristics of youth who report that they were tested. It utilized data from the AIDS Indicator Survey of Guyana and the Demographic and Health Surveys of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Objectives: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is the gateway to treatment and care of HIV infection, however, little is known about the HIV testing behaviours among Caribbean youth. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of HIV testing and to examine associations of HIV testing with sociodemographic characteristics and risk behaviours.

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e-Published: 30 Jan, 2014

Are Women Ready to do HIV Test?

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575–9
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Most women were contemplating HIV testing and tested only when pregnant. Integration of testing services into general healthcare and marketing to selected at risk groups will increase HIV testing.

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Objective: To identify the factors that influence the stage of change with regards to HIV testing in women (16–45 years old) in Westmoreland using the trans-theoretical model (TTM) of behaviour change.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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