Reasons for not taking an HIV-test among untested men who have sex with men: an internet study

J. Mikolajczak, H.J. Hospers, G.J. Kok

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Abstract

The present paper focuses on reasons for not taking an HIV-test among untested men who have sex with men (MSM). From an MSM web-based survey, 1627 MSM who had never tested for HIV were selected for the reported analyses. Results show that fear of a positive test result and the perceived consequences thereof, are reported as the most important reasons for not taking an HIV-test among at-risk respondents. The most important reasons for not taking an HIV-test among no-risk respondents are related to perception of low risk for HIV-infection. Implications for future interventions to promote HIV-testing are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-435
JournalAids and Behavior
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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