Int Conf AIDS. 1989 Jun 4-9;5:924 (abstract no. E.729). Unique
OBJECTIVE: To investigate to whom HIV-ab test results are disclosed.
METHODS: 107 gay men reported:  Persons told results of HIV-ab test
and  their reactions - at 2 weeks, 3, 6 & 12 months following
notification. RESULTS: TABULAR DATA, SEE ABSTRACT VOLUME. CONCLUSION:
About Half of lovers and nearly a third of new sexual partners were told
test results - more quickly by negatives than positives. Friends were
almost always told and reacted well. Mothers were more than twice as
likely to be told as fathers. Most physicians had been told by one year
after notification -- but less than a third of dentists. Negatives had
favorable reactions from all; positives experienced their most
unfavorable reactions from dentists and sexual partners.
Family/*PSYCHOLOGY *Health Manpower Homosexuality Human HIV
Antibodies/*IMMUNOLOGY HIV Seropositivity/*PSYCHOLOGY *Immunologic
Techniques Male *Self Disclosure Sexual Partners/*PSYCHOLOGY