The CDC Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing: Reactions of Women Attending Community Health Clinics

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2008-01
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The purpose of this study was to examine reactions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised recommendations for HIV testing by women attending community health clinics. A total of 30 women attending three community clinics completed semistructured individual interviews containing three questions about the recommendations. Thematic content analysis of responses was conducted. Results were that all agreed with the recommendation for universal testing. Most viewed opt-out screening as an acceptable approach to HIV testing. Many emphasized the importance of provision of explicit verbal informed consent. The majority strongly opposed the elimination of the requirement for pretest prevention counseling and spontaneously talked about the ongoing importance of posttest counseling. The conclusion was that there was strong support for universal testing of all persons 13 to 64 years old but scant support for the elimination of pretest prevention counseling. In general, respondents believed that verbal informed consent for testing as well as provision of HIV-related information before and after testing were crucial.

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Burrage, J. W., Zimet, G. D., Cox, D. S., Cox, A. D., Mays, R. M., Fife, R. S., & Fife, K. H. (2008). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised recommendations for HIV testing: Reactions of women attending community health clinics. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(1), 66-74.
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