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Article: Voluntary HIV antibody testing amongst youth in Hong Kong

TitleVoluntary HIV antibody testing amongst youth in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherRoyal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.rsmpress.co.uk/std.htm
Citation
International Journal Of Std And Aids, 2003, v. 14 n. 2, p. 132-138 How to Cite?
AbstractWe performed a study to estimate the prevalence of and factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody-testing behaviour among youth in Hong Kong. It was a population-based cross-sectional study. Questions on HIV testing were asked as part of a youth sexuality study conducted in July to December 1996 among young adults in Hong Kong. A total of 517 (53.6%) males and 447 (46.4%) females aged 17 to 28 years completed an anonymous structured self-administered questionnaire. Respondents had good knowledge about correct modes of HIV transmission and prevention. 9.4% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 7.0, 12.3) of males and 6.4% (95% CI: 4.3, 9.1) of females had been tested for HIV through blood donation. Excluding blood donation, 3.7% (95% CI: 2.2, 5.7) of males and 3.6% (95% CI: 2.1, 5.9) of females had been tested (voluntary testing). 47.5% (95% CI: 44.4, 50.7) of subjects reported at least one major risk factor for HIV infection. In multivariate analyses, factors independently associated with both voluntary HIV testing and HIV testing by blood donation were age and having had sex with multiple partners. A higher educational level was a predictor of HIV testing by blood donation. Self-assessment of having sufficient sex education was also significantly associated with voluntary HIV testing. HIV testing is not widespread in Hong Kong and those at risk are more likely to have been tested. It is of concern, however, that many of those reporting risk factors have not been tested.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86726
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dc.contributor.authorHing Lam, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorJanghorbani, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorFan, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:20:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:20:34Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Std And Aids, 2003, v. 14 n. 2, p. 132-138en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0956-4624en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86726-
dc.description.abstractWe performed a study to estimate the prevalence of and factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody-testing behaviour among youth in Hong Kong. It was a population-based cross-sectional study. Questions on HIV testing were asked as part of a youth sexuality study conducted in July to December 1996 among young adults in Hong Kong. A total of 517 (53.6%) males and 447 (46.4%) females aged 17 to 28 years completed an anonymous structured self-administered questionnaire. Respondents had good knowledge about correct modes of HIV transmission and prevention. 9.4% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 7.0, 12.3) of males and 6.4% (95% CI: 4.3, 9.1) of females had been tested for HIV through blood donation. Excluding blood donation, 3.7% (95% CI: 2.2, 5.7) of males and 3.6% (95% CI: 2.1, 5.9) of females had been tested (voluntary testing). 47.5% (95% CI: 44.4, 50.7) of subjects reported at least one major risk factor for HIV infection. In multivariate analyses, factors independently associated with both voluntary HIV testing and HIV testing by blood donation were age and having had sex with multiple partners. A higher educational level was a predictor of HIV testing by blood donation. Self-assessment of having sufficient sex education was also significantly associated with voluntary HIV testing. HIV testing is not widespread in Hong Kong and those at risk are more likely to have been tested. It is of concern, however, that many of those reporting risk factors have not been tested.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.rsmpress.co.uk/std.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of STD and AIDSen_HK
dc.subject.meshAIDS Serodiagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshBlood Donorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHIV Antibodies - blooden_HK
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections - diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillanceen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavioren_HK
dc.titleVoluntary HIV antibody testing amongst youth in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHing Lam, T:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.authorityFielding, R=rp00339en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1258/095646203321156917en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid12662393-
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-12244265490&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume14en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage132en_HK
dc.identifier.epage138en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000180728500010-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHing Lam, T=7202522876en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridJanghorbani, M=7006225888en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFan, S=55233325100en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFielding, R=7102200484en_HK

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