Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction.

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  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      AIDS/HIV Program, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison, WI, USA
      Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
      Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
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    • Abstract:
      Alternative HIV testing strategies are needed to engage individuals not reached by traditional clinical or non-clinical testing programs. A social networks recruitment strategy, in which people at risk for or living with HIV are enlisted and trained by community-based agencies to recruit individuals from their social, sexual, or drug-using networks for HIV testing, demonstrates higher positivity rates compared to other non-clinical recruitment strategies in some jurisdictions. During 2013-2015, a social networks testing protocol was implemented in Wisconsin to standardize an existing social networks testing program. Six community-based, non-clinical agencies with multiple sites throughout the state implemented the protocol over the 2-year period. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. The new positivity rate (0.49%) through social networks testing did not differ from that of traditional counseling, testing, and referral recruitment methods (0.48%). Although social networks testing did not yield a higher new positivity rate compared to other testing strategies, it proved to be successful at reaching high risk individuals who may not otherwise engage in HIV testing.
    • Journal Subset:
      Biomedical; Continental Europe; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • ISSN:
      1090-7165
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9712133
    • Grant Information:
      This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H97HA22698, Special Projects of National Significance Systems Linkages Initiative ($4 million over 4 years); as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under grant number U62PS003668-05-02, Comprehensive HIV Prevention Project for Health Departments, ($1506,252 per year).
    • Publication Date:
      20190202
    • Publication Date:
      20200102
    • Accession Number:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2146-x
    • Accession Number:
      134393315
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SCHUMANN, C. et al. Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction. AIDS & Behavior, [s. l.], v. 23, n. 1, p. 41–47, 2019. DOI 10.1007/s10461-018-2146-x. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=134393315&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 29 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Schumann C, Kahn D, Broaddus M, et al. Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction. AIDS & Behavior. 2019;23(1):41-47. doi:10.1007/s10461-018-2146-x.
    • APA:
      Schumann, C., Kahn, D., Broaddus, M., Dougherty, J., Elderbrook, M., Vergeront, J., & Westergaard, R. (2019). Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction. AIDS & Behavior, 23(1), 41–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2146-x
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Schumann, Casey, Danielle Kahn, Michelle Broaddus, Jacob Dougherty, Megan Elderbrook, James Vergeront, and Ryan Westergaard. 2019. “Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction.” AIDS & Behavior 23 (1): 41–47. doi:10.1007/s10461-018-2146-x.
    • Harvard:
      Schumann, C. et al. (2019) ‘Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction’, AIDS & Behavior, 23(1), pp. 41–47. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2146-x.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Schumann, C, Kahn, D, Broaddus, M, Dougherty, J, Elderbrook, M, Vergeront, J & Westergaard, R 2019, ‘Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction’, AIDS & Behavior, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 41–47, viewed 29 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Schumann, Casey, et al. “Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction.” AIDS & Behavior, vol. 23, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 41–47. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10461-018-2146-x.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Schumann, Casey, Danielle Kahn, Michelle Broaddus, Jacob Dougherty, Megan Elderbrook, James Vergeront, and Ryan Westergaard. “Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction.” AIDS & Behavior 23, no. 1 (January 2, 2019): 41–47. doi:10.1007/s10461-018-2146-x.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Schumann C, Kahn D, Broaddus M, Dougherty J, Elderbrook M, Vergeront J, et al. Implementing a Standardized Social Networks Testing Strategy in a Low HIV Prevalence Jurisdiction. AIDS & Behavior [Internet]. 2019 Jan 2 [cited 2020 May 29];23(1):41–7. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=134393315&custid=s6224580