TITLE

HIV Testing Factors Associated with Delayed Entry into HIV Medical Care among HIV-Infected Persons from Eighteen States, United States, 2000–2004

AUTHOR(S)
Reed, J. Bailey; Hanson, Debra; McNaghten, A.D.; Bertolli, Jeanne; Teshale, Eyasu; Gardner, Lytt; Sullivan, Patrick
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
AIDS Patient Care & STDs;Sep2009, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p765
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Despite the importance of timely entry into care after HIV diagnosis, the timing of care entry has not been described recently in a large, diverse population of persons with HIV. Dates of HIV diagnosis and entry into HIV care were obtained by interview of HIV-infected adults, most of whom had entered care for HIV, in 18 U.S. states from 2000 through 2004. Time to care entry was analyzed as a dichotomous variable; delayed care entry was defined as care entry greater than 3 months after HIV diagnosis. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to describe HIV testing-related factors associated with delayed care entry. Among 3942 respondents, 28% had delayed care entry. Diagnostic testing-related characteristics associated with delayed care entry included anonymous and first-time HIV testing. Providers of HIV testing should be aware that those who test positive anonymously and those whose first HIV test is positive may have increased risk for delayed HIV care entry. Developing programs that reinforce timely linkage to HIV care, targeted at those at increased risk for delaying care entry, should be a public health priority.
ACCESSION #
44115578

 

Related Articles

  • ACP Releases Guidance Statement on Screening for HIV. GRAHAM, LISA // American Family Physician;8/15/2009, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p406 

    The article focuses on guidance statements on screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) released by the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 2009. It notes that such a test is aimed at identifying people who have undiagnosed HIV infection to provide treatment and prevent transmission....

  • American Academy of HIV Medicine Hails Pennsylvania Senate's Passage of HIV Testing Bill.  // Biomedical Market Newsletter;5/5/2011, p725 

    The article reports on the support of the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) for the passage of Senate Bill 260 designed to reduce barriers to routine HIV testing in Pennsylvania. It provides an overview of the bill, which is sponsored by state senator Ted Erickson and makes it more easy...

  • Recommendations From a Research Consultation to Address Intervention Strategies for HIV/AIDS Prevention Focused on African Americans. Purcell, David W.; McCree, Donna Hubbard // American Journal of Public Health;Nov2009, Vol. 99 Issue 11, p1937 

    Despite substantial federal resources spent on HIV prevention, research, treatment, and care, as well as the availability and dissemination of evidence-based behavioral interventions, the disparate impact of HIV on African Americans continues. In October 2007, 3 federal agencies convened 20 HIV/...

  • HIV Testing and HIV Service Delivery to Populations at High Risk Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics in the United States, 2011-2013. Seth, Puja; Guoshen Wang; Sizemore, Erin; Hogben, Matthew // American Journal of Public Health;Nov2015, Vol. 105 Issue 11, p2374 

    Objectives. We evaluated HIV testing and service delivery in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)--funded sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics. Methods. We assessed HIV testing, HIV positivity, receipt of HIV test results, linkage to medical care, and referral services from61...

  • Late HIV diagnosis: predictors, costs, consequences, and solutions. Mascolini, Mark // Research Initiative/Treatment Action!;Summer2011, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p5 

    The article discusses the staggering number of HIV infection in the U.S. which stands at 56,000 annually. It mentions a study conducted in Denver, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia which estimates that 1.1 million U.S. residents have HIV infection and that 21% of them do not know it. It notes the...

  • Getting HIV-Positive People Into Care- and Keeping Them There. Mascolini, Mark // Research Initiative/Treatment Action!;Summer2011, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p37 

    The article discusses on how to get HIV-positive persons into care and how to keep them there. It mentions a study which found that 28% of people in the U.S. diagnosed with HIV in 2008 were not getting care for their infection. It notes that the reason why HIV-positive individuals do not start...

  • Testing and Treatment After Non-Occupational Exposures To STDs and HIV. Hardy, Erica J. // Medicine & Health Rhode Island;Aug2012, Vol. 95 Issue 8, p258 

    The article discusses the new recommendations for the prophylaxis, testing, and treatment of adult patients after non-occupational exposures to sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It states that enough time may not have elapsed for a STD test to be positive...

  • High Rates of Retention and Viral Suppression in the US HIV Safety Net System: HIV Care Continuum in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, 2011. Doshi, Rupali Kotwal; Milberg, John; Isenberg, Deborah; Matthews, Tracy; Malitz, Faye; Matosky, Marlene; Trent-Adams, Sylvia; Parham Hopson, Deborah; Cheever, Laura W. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;Jan2015, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p117 

    Among clients of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, rates of retention in HIV medical care and viral suppression are relatively high compared with other national estimates but demonstrate room for improvement, especially among youth and racial minorities.Background. In the human immunodeficiency...

  • STATES IN BRIEF. Currie, Donya // Nation's Health;May2009, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p11 

    This section offers news briefs concerning public health in the U.S. According to a study published in the February 17, 2009 issue of the "Annals of Internal Medicine," most state laws agree with federal guidelines that recommend patients be offered an HIV test. Suffolk County in New York became...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics