Which Psychological Factors are Related to HIV Testing? A Quantitative Systematic Review of Global Studies.

Evangeli M, Pady K, Wroe AL.

Deciding to test for HIV is necessary for receiving HIV treatment and care among those who are HIV-positive. This article presents a systematic review of quantitative studies on relationships between psychological (cognitive and affective) variables and HIV testing. Sixty two studies were included (fifty six cross sectional). Most measured lifetime testing. HIV knowledge, risk perception and stigma were the most commonly measured psychological variables. Meta-analysis was carried out on the relationships between HIV knowledge and testing, and HIV risk perception and testing. Both relationships were positive and significant, representing small effects (HIV knowledge, d = 0.22, 95 % CI 0.14-0.31, p 

July 25, 2016
Year of publication
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Journal and research articles, Systematic reviews
HIV, HIV prevention, treatment, HIV positive, stigma, risk perception, HIV knowledge, HIV testing

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