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Title: Reliability of Self-Report of HIV Status Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Brazil
Other Titles: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Authors: Dourado, Maria Inês Costa
Mota, Rosa Maria Salani
Kerr, Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo
Kendall, Carl Kendall
Pinho, Adriana
Mello, Maeve Brito de
Guimarães, Mark Drew Crosland
Brito, Ana Maria de
Batista, Sônia Maria
Abreu, Fabiano
Keywords: MSM;HIV/AIDS;Self-reporting;HIV testing;Predictive value;Kappa coefficient
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of self-reported HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Brazil. Methods: MSM 18 years of age or older were recruited to a multicenter study using respondent-driven sampling. We compared self-report of the HIV test with a rapid HIV test using the kappa coefficient. Results: A total of 3859 MSM were recruited, and 39% reported ever having an HIV test; their results were reported and they agreed to a new test. Agreement between self-report and the test was very good (kappa = 0.88). Conclusion: Our results suggest that self-report of HIV infection is a reliable indicator among MSM.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p. 153-156
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/14716
ISSN: 1525-4135
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