HIV is rare among low-risk heterosexual men and significant potential savings could occur through phone results
Matiu R Bush, Henrietta Williams, Christopher K Fairley
SEXUAL HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2010
BACKGROUND: The legislation in Victoria requires HIV-positive results to be given in person by an accredited health professional. Many sexual health clinics require all men to receive HIV results in person. Our aim was to determine the proportion of low-risk heterosexual men at a sexual health centre who tested HIV-positive. METHODS: The electronic data on all HIV tests performed between 2002 and 2008 on heterosexual men at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) was reviewed. The individual client files of all heterosexual men who tested HIV-positive were reviewed to determine their risks for HIV at the time that the HIV test was ordered. RESULTS: Over the 6 years there were 33 681 HIV te..View full abstract
Matiu Bush was supported by the Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Scheme funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. The views expressed in this article are not representative of the Department of Health and Ageing. Thank you to David Lee for his statistical assistance.