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AIDS Testing pp 302-319 | Cite as

HIV Counseling and Testing: What Is It and How Well Does It Work?

  • S. Lynda Doll
  • B. Meaghan Kennedy

Abstract

In 1985 the U.S. government, in collaboration with state and local health departments, established a network of publicly funded human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) counseling and testing programs. By 1991 there were 65 programs in 50 states, 6 cities, 7 territories, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that offered counseling and testing services through facilities such as freestanding counseling and testing centers; sexually transmitted disease (STD), family planning, prenatal, and tuberculosis clinics; drug treatment centers; and prisons. The number of HIV antibody tests provided through these programs has grown steadily from approximately 79,000 in 1985 to 2,090,635 in 1991; most of the tests have been performed at freestanding sites (38%) or STD clinics (27%).

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Seropositive Individual Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic Seronegative Individual Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic Patient 
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  • S. Lynda Doll
  • B. Meaghan Kennedy

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