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.
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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.”
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