Concurrence of drug users' self-report of current HIV status and serotest results

Shiela M. Strauss, David M. Rindskopf, Sherry Deren, Gregory P. Falkin

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Abstract

This study examines the concurrence of drug users' self-reports of current HIV status with serotest results. The analyses are based on data obtained from face-to-face interviews with 7,256 out-of-treatment injection drug and/or crack users in 10 sites that participated in the Cooperative Agreement for AIDS Community-Based Outreach/Intervention Research Program (funded by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse). Although the degree of concurrence between HIV-negative individuals' self-reports of their current HIV status and their serotest results was high (specificity, 99%), this was not the situation for individuals who tested positive for HIV (sensitivity, 44%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-307
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Volume27
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2001

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
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Research
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Drug users
  • HIV infection
  • HIV serostatus
  • Self-disclosure
  • Self-report
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Immunology

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Concurrence of drug users' self-report of current HIV status and serotest results. / Strauss, Shiela M.; Rindskopf, David M.; Deren, Sherry; Falkin, Gregory P.

In: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol. 27, No. 3, 01.07.2001, p. 301-307.

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Strauss, Shiela M. ; Rindskopf, David M. ; Deren, Sherry ; Falkin, Gregory P. / Concurrence of drug users' self-report of current HIV status and serotest results. In: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2001 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 301-307.
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