High rates of undiagnosed HIV infections in a community sample of gay men in Melbourne, Australia

Alisa Edith Pedrana, Margaret Elena Hellard, Kim Wilson, Rebecca Guy, Mark Stoove

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Abstract

Undiagnosed HIV infections contribute disproportionately to the HIV epidemic. We recruited 639 gay men attending social venues, who completed a cross-sectional survey with oral fluid collection for HIV testing in 2008. We calculated HIV and undiagnosed HIV prevalence and used ? 2 tests and logistic regression to examine associations between participant characteristics and HIV status. Among 639 men, 61 (9.5 , 95 confidence interval: 7.4 to 12.1 ) tested HIV positive, of which 19 (31.1 , 95 confidence interval: 19.9 to 44.3 ) were classified as undiagnosed HIV positive. Almost a third of HIV-positive men were unaware of their HIV status, and of these men, a large proportion engaged in high-risk behaviors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94 - 99
Number of pages6
JournalJAIDS
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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