HIV-1 counseling and testing sites, Minnesota: Analysis of trends in client characteristics

R. N. Danila, J. M. Schultz, M. T. Osterholm, K. Henry, M. L. Simpson, K. L. MacDonald

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Abstract

We report here a summary of the data obtained from two HIV-1 antibody counseling and testing sites in Minneapolis-St. Paul for the first 48 months of operation (24,911 persons tested). The HIV-1 antibody seroprevalence rate for all persons tested was 5 percent. The highest seroprevalence rates were in male homosexual/bisexual intravenous drug users (23 percent) and homosexual/bisexual men (13 percent). There was a significant decrease in the HIV-1 antibody seroprevalence rate among clients during the 48-month period from 14 percent in the first six months to 3 percent in the last six months. This decrease coincided with an increase in the number of low-risk female clients and low-risk heterosexual male clients, and a decrease in the number of homosexual/bisexual males participating in the programs. These findings suggest that the need for development and implementation of other strategies to identify and reach persons at highest risk for HIV-1 infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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