TITLE

Rapid HIV Testing for Individuals on Probation/Parole: Outcomes of an Intervention Trial

AUTHOR(S)
Gordon, Michael; Kinlock, Timothy; Mckenzie, Michelle; Wilson, Monique; Rich, Josiah
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
AIDS & Behavior;Jul2013, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p2022
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Many probationers and parolees do not receive HIV testing despite being at increased risk for obtaining and transmitting HIV. A two-group randomized controlled trial was conducted between April, 2011 and May, 2012 at probation/parole offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Providence/Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Male and female probationers/parolees were interviewed ( n = 1,263) and then offered HIV testing based on random assignment to one of two conditions: (1) On-site rapid HIV testing conducted at the probation/parole office; or (2) Referral for rapid HIV testing off site at a community HIV testing clinic. Outcomes were: (1) undergoing HIV testing; and (2) receipt of HIV testing results. Participants were significantly more likely to be tested on-site at a probation/parole office versus off-site at a HIV testing clinic ( p < 0.001). There was no difference between the two groups in terms of receiving HIV testing results. Findings indicate that probationers/parolees are willing to be tested on-site and, independent of testing location, are equally willing to receive their results. Implications for expanding rapid HIV testing to more criminal justice related locations and populations are discussed.
ACCESSION #
87969502

 

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