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Article: Determinants of HIV antibody testing among selected groups of Chinese residents in Hong Kong

TitleDeterminants of HIV antibody testing among selected groups of Chinese residents in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2004
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, 2004, v. 15 n. 9, p. 608-614 How to Cite?
AbstractHIV testing is promoted to the public as a tool for HIV prevention in many countries. However, the patterns and determinants of HIV antibody testing among the Chinese people are unknown. To describe the prevalence and determinants of HIV antibody testing amongst the Hong Kong Chinese a cross-sectional anonymous survey was carried out among 1027 subjects from different population groups (airport travellers, business sector workers, service sector workers, university staff, and STD clinic attendees). Subjects were categorized into either 'STD population' (respondents from STD clinics) versus 'all others' (respondents from other settings) groups. Forty-five percent of the respondents reported ever having had a test for HIV antibody. 'STD population' group members were almost three times more likely to have had an HIV test than were 'all others' group members (77% vs 20%). After adjustments, 'STD population' group members who reported having tested for HIV were more often aged 45 years or older, alcohol drinkers, with high self-efficacy scores, and inconsistent condom users; members in the 'all others' group, more often had had sex with strangers, drank alcohol, and favoured having multiple sex partners. Awareness among the public about the risk behaviours for HIV should be enhanced and efforts should be made to reduce high-risk behaviours among those tested by emphasizing the importance of maintaining safer sex behaviour and having follow-up tests during post-test counselling.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86962
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.3
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.753
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dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorEbrahim, SHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:23:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:23:28Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Std And Aids, 2004, v. 15 n. 9, p. 608-614en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0956-4624en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86962-
dc.description.abstractHIV testing is promoted to the public as a tool for HIV prevention in many countries. However, the patterns and determinants of HIV antibody testing among the Chinese people are unknown. To describe the prevalence and determinants of HIV antibody testing amongst the Hong Kong Chinese a cross-sectional anonymous survey was carried out among 1027 subjects from different population groups (airport travellers, business sector workers, service sector workers, university staff, and STD clinic attendees). Subjects were categorized into either 'STD population' (respondents from STD clinics) versus 'all others' (respondents from other settings) groups. Forty-five percent of the respondents reported ever having had a test for HIV antibody. 'STD population' group members were almost three times more likely to have had an HIV test than were 'all others' group members (77% vs 20%). After adjustments, 'STD population' group members who reported having tested for HIV were more often aged 45 years or older, alcohol drinkers, with high self-efficacy scores, and inconsistent condom users; members in the 'all others' group, more often had had sex with strangers, drank alcohol, and favoured having multiple sex partners. Awareness among the public about the risk behaviours for HIV should be enhanced and efforts should be made to reduce high-risk behaviours among those tested by emphasizing the importance of maintaining safer sex behaviour and having follow-up tests during post-test counselling.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.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAntibodies, Viral - analysisen_HK
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Groupen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHIV - immunologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections - blood - epidemiology - etiology - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMass Screening - methods - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.titleDeterminants of HIV antibody testing among selected groups of Chinese residents in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ:hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1258/0956462041724307en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid15339369-
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dc.identifier.volume15en_HK
dc.identifier.issue9en_HK
dc.identifier.spage608en_HK
dc.identifier.epage614en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000223913200009-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridAbdullah, ASM=7102085860en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFielding, R=7102200484en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridEbrahim, SH=7102093023en_HK

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