Brief report: Relationship and demographic factors associated with willingness to use an in-home rapid HIV test to screen potential sex partners among a us sample of HIV-negative and HIV-discordant male couples

Jason Mitchell, Patrick S. Sullivan

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With dyadic data from a US Internet sample of 275 HIV-negative and 58 discordant male couples, we assessed HIV-negative partnered men's attitudes toward using an in-home rapid HIV test (HT) to screen potential new sex partners and associated factors by multivariate multilevel modeling. HIV-negative partnered men were "likely" to use an HT for screening purposes. More positive attitudes were associated with being in a mixed/nonwhite relationship; having an open sexual agreement. Less positive attitudes were associated with both partners being well educated. These findings may highlight how to make the most of HTs as risk-reduction screening tool among at-risk male couples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-256
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015



  • in-home rapid HIV test
  • male couples
  • relationship characteristics
  • screening potential new sex partners

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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