A Qualitative Analysis of HIV Testing Behaviors among Black MSM in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Sophia hussen md, mph, robert stephenson phd , carlos del rio , md, leo wilton phd , jermel wallace MHS, and darrell wheeler phd on behalf of hptn 061. Typology of HIV Testing Patterns.
Sophia hussen md, mph, robertstephensonphd, carlos del rio, md, leowiltonphd, jermelwallace MHS, and darrell wheeler phd on behalf of hptn 061
“It was just something that I would normally do. I normally get tested every six months cause I knew once I became sexually active that was just the right thing to do—that’s how I was brought up, I guess.”
“Last time I was tested before that was like, it must have been about five years and then the time before that was probably five years, cause I lost a lover to the virus in 1989 and…I was getting tested regularly for the next couple of years after that, but then after that, I kind of stopped.”
“The only reason why I got tested is cause a friend of mine worked for an organization...and they brought a test with them to my house. Then after that test, I went to gay pride and I took a test in the park.”
“I could've went back but, it just didn't fit, the fear of the results being positive. The fear of hearing that, that's the main thing-- nobody wants to hear that.”
HPTN 061 Acknowledgements MSM in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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