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Title

HIV Testing Behaviors and Attitudes Among Community Recruited Methamphetamine Users in a South African Township.

Authors

CS Meade, SL Towe, MH Watt, et al.

Network Affiliation

Other

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Journal Name

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Date

5/1/2014

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24858393

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PMID

24858393

Abstract

​Methamphetamine users in South Africa are at high risk for HIV infection and transmission, but little is known about HIV testing in this population. We examined HIV testing behaviors and attitudes in 362 methamphetamine users recruited using chain referral sampling from one peri-urban community. Many (44 %) had not been HIV tested in the past year. HIV testing was associated with positive testing attitudes, less AIDS stigma, and greater methamphetamine stigma. Among participants who reported HIV infection (8 %), less than half were linked to care. Findings highlight the need to identify barriers to HIV service uptake for methamphetamine users.

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Topic

Behavior; Substance Abuse

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