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New AIDS Education and Prevention Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at University of Maryland
Staff Writer
September 24, 2012


2012 SEP 24 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on AIDS Education and Prevention. According to news reporting out of College Park, Maryland, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Prevalence and correlates of HIV testing were examined in a sample of 957 unmarried recent college students in the United States. Participants were asked about HIV testing, past-six-months sexual activities, lifetime treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STI), past-year health service utilization, and DSM-IV criteria for alcohol and other drug (AOD) dependence during the 2008-2009 academic year."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Maryland, "Two in five (41.9%(wt)) were ever tested for HIV. Holding constant demographics, HIV testing was positively related to AOD dependence, frequency of unprotected sex, number of sex partners, having a physical exam by a medical professional, number of visits to a health provider for physical health problems, and lifetime STI treatment. Women were more likely than men to be tested for HIV despite similar levels of risky sex."

According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "Results demonstrate the feasibility of achieving high HIV testing rates in a college population."

For more information on this research see: Hiv Testing In Recent College Students: Prevalence And Correlates. Aids Education and Prevention, 2012;24(4):363-376. Aids Education and Prevention can be contacted at: Guilford Publications Inc, 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012, USA (see also AIDS Education and Prevention).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K.M. Caldeira, University of Maryland, Dept. of Psychol, College Park, MD 20742, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: Maryland, HIV/AIDS, RNA Viruses, College Park, Retroviridae, United States, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Primate Lentiviruses, North and Central America, AIDS Education and Prevention, Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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