AIDS care 2017 09 21() 1-3 doi 10.1080/09540121.2017.1363370
In 2015, a community-wide intervention was launched in the city of Curitiba to evaluate the uptake of multiple HIV testing. A three-stage cluster sampling of 4800 men aged 15-64 years was selected in Curitiba. Logistic regression models were used to establish driving factors of HIV testing over the past 12 months. In the total sample, 49.5% have tested for HIV once in lifetime and 18.7% in the last 12 months. Among MSM, the proportions were much higher: 75.9% and 47.8% respectively. In the multivariate analysis, a significantly higher likelihood of HIV testing was found for young men (15-24 years), men with better educational level, those with more than 6 casual partners, and MSM compared to heterosexual men. The results indicate that the intervention to increase HIV diagnosis has substantially expanded MSM access to HIV testing.