AIDS (HIV) risk assessment in an inner-city women's clinic

B. J. Dattel, P. D. Darney, L. B. Hauer, W. R. Crombleholme, Richard L Sweet

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Abstract

Risk assessment and antibody testing are potential modalities through which interventions to reduce heterosexual and perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can occur. More than 98% of women attending inner-city adult gynecology, adult contraception and teen family planning clinics successfully completed self-administered HIV (AIDS) risk assessment questionnaires and received individual counseling, risk-reduction education and referral for antibody testing. Fourteen percent of the women (671/4,802) reported at least one HIV risk factor. Multiple sexual partners and intravenous drug use were the most commonly reported HIV risk factors in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)821-825
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume37
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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