Approximately 250,000 HIV seropositive persons in the United States are unaware they are infected. One reason individuals are unaware of their HIV serostatus is because they fail to return (FTR) for HIV test results. This study models predictors of FTR, and includes avoidance, which is measured via the Coping Strategies Indicator (CSI). Data collection was carried out in HIV/AIDS prevention and testing in Long Beach, California, at the Center for Behavioral Research and Services. Bivariate and chi square analyses revealed living on the streets, recently receiving condoms, and recent drug use as strong predictors of FTR. Avoidance was also found to predict FTR. Logistic regression modeling further analyzed combined factors of FTR.
|Advisor:||Fisher, Dennis G.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
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