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Table 2 History of HIV testing

From: The importance of registration of sexual orientation and recognition of indicator conditions for an adequate HIV risk-assessment

Total Number Percent
  111  
History of HIV testing
 Never tested 21 19.3
 Tested negative prior HIV diagnosis 86 78.9
 Not sure 2 1.8
 Missing 2  
CD4 count at entry into care (cells/mm3)
  ≤ 350 40 37.4
 350–500 21 19.6
  ≥ 500 46 43.0
 Missing 4  
Initiative for HIV positive test
 Patient 62 56.4
 Healthcare provider 48 43.6
 Missing 1  
Diagnosed at (setting)
 General Practice 31 27.9
 STI outpatient clinic 38 34.2
 Hospital 29 26.1
 Other 13 11.7
Reason for testing of the HIV positive test
 STI-related symptoms 56 51.9
 Routine health check 23 21.3
 Pregnancy 5 4.6
 At risk, own risk perception 4 3.7
 At risk: sex with known HIV positive sex partner 3 2.8
 At risk: contacted by a sex partner who tested HIV positive 6 5.6
 Anonymous notification of a sex partner of HIV (by STI outpatient clinic)   
 Other 11 10.2
 Missing 3  
Refusal of HIV test in the past
 Yes 1 0.9
 No 110 99.1