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Table 1 Description of the study population (n = 214)

From: Who fails to return within 30 days after being tested positive for HIV/STI in a free testing centre?

Characteristics n %
Age* (years) and previous HIV testing
  ≥ 25 132 62
  < 25 and no previous HIV testing 25 12
  < 25 and previous HIV testing 57 26
Sexual orientation
 Men who had sex with men (MSM) 76 36
 Heterosexual men 77 36
 Women 61 28
Place of residence
 Paris 132 62
 Outside Paris 82 38
Birthplace
 Metropolitan France 120 56
 Sub-Saharan Africa 47 22
 Overseas France or abroad 47 22
Level of education
 High school graduate 170 79
 Not a high school graduate 44 21
Health insurance coverage
 Statutory health insurance 172 80
 State assistance 23 11
 None 19 9
Occasional partners
 No 123 57
 Yes 91 43
Self-perceived risk of HIV infection
 Equal or greater than other people 100 47
 Less than other people or no risk 114 53
Consultation for risk-taking
 No 71 33
 Yes 143 67
Accompanied by another person
 No 169 79
 Yes 45 21
Anonymous testing
 Yes 136 64
 No 78 36
Participation in SMS programme
 Yes 155 72
 No 59 28
Chlamydia/gonorrhoea testing
 Not tested for chlamydia/gonorrhoea 35 16
 Chlamydia/gonorrhoea testing with presumptive treatment 19 9
 Chlamydia/gonorrhoea testing without presumptive treatment 160 75
  1. *Category ≥25 includes patients aged 25 to 70 years; category < 25 includes patients aged 18 to 24 years