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Increasing HIV testing among msm: a review of the literature

Herring, Jason (2013) Increasing HIV testing among msm: a review of the literature. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

MSM have the highest HIV prevalence among all other populations. Among the drivers of this epidemic among MSM are large numbers of HIV positive individuals who are not virally suppressed and who do not know they are HIV positive, thus making them highly efficient transmitters of the virus. This makes increasing testing of MSM a public health priority. With the number of MSM getting tested stagnated and an even lower number of MSM subpopulations seeking out testing, it is imperative to the success of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s test and treat approach that the number of MSM getting tested be increased. Getting tested is the cornerstone of almost all prevention approaches and the gateway to HIV care as well as being an effective intervention in itself. Behavioral interventions have had limited success stemming the epidemic and new approaches are needed, especially in light of the test and treat strategy. This essay seeks to identify HIV testing trends among MSM, barriers and protective factors, and new approaches to outreach that are essential to moving the field of HIV prevention forward.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Herring, Jason
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Committee ChairStall, Ronald D.rstall@pitt.eduRSTALLUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberSilvestre, Anthony J.tonys@pitt.eduTONYSUNSPECIFIED
Date: 29 August 2013
Date Type: Submission
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 21:23
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 15:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19697

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