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Journal of Community Health

, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 1031–1036 | Cite as

County-Level Correlates of CDC-Funded HIV Testing Events, United States, 2012

  • Samah Hayek
  • Janet L. Heitgerd
  • Weston O. Williams
  • Amy L. Krueger
  • Patricia M. Dietz
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Abstract

HIV prevalence and socio-demographic data were analyzed to assess the alignment of CDC-funded HIV testing activity in 2012 with its high-impact prevention approach. CDC-funded HIV-testing was conducted in counties with high HIV prevalence and in places potentially more affected by HIV as measured by urbanicity, percent black, percent poverty, and percent uninsured. The percent Hispanic/Latino was associated with a lower probability of HIV testing activity. Higher percentages of black and Hispanic/Latino in the population was positively associated with new HIV diagnoses. Analyzing county-level data confirmed the appropriateness of CDC-funded HIV testing activities under a high-impact prevention approach but also suggested areas for possible improvement.

Keywords

HIV testing Social determinants of health County level Race/ethnicity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samah Hayek
    • 1
  • Janet L. Heitgerd
    • 1
  • Weston O. Williams
    • 2
  • Amy L. Krueger
    • 1
  • Patricia M. Dietz
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB PreventionCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.MANILA Consulting Group, Inc.McLeanUSA

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