Facilitators and Barriers to HIV Screening

Natalie M. Leblanc, Dalmacio D. Flores, Julie Barroso

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Abstract

Accomplishments in biomedical research and technology, combined with innovative community and clinically based interventions, have expanded HIV testing globally. However, HIV screening and receipt of results remains a challenge in some areas. To optimize the benefits of HIV screening, it is imperative that there is a better understanding of the barriers to and motivators of testing for HIV infection. This study is a meta-synthesis of the qualitative literature on HIV screening and receipt of results; 128 unique publications had implications for HIV screening and receipt of results. A socioecological perspective provided an appropriate approach for synthesizing the literature. Three levels of influence emerged: individual attributes, interpersonal attributes, and broader patterns of influence. Findings were reviewed and found to have implications for continued engagement in the HIV treatment cascade. Recommendations to enhance HIV screening and to ensure receipt of results are proposed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-306
Number of pages13
JournalQualitative Health Research
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Global
  • HIV prevention
  • HIV screening
  • meta-synthesis
  • qualitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Leblanc, N. M., Flores, D. D., & Barroso, J. (2016). Facilitators and Barriers to HIV Screening. Qualitative Health Research, 26(3), 294-306. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732315616624

Facilitators and Barriers to HIV Screening. / Leblanc, Natalie M.; Flores, Dalmacio D.; Barroso, Julie.

In: Qualitative Health Research, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.02.2016, p. 294-306.

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Leblanc, NM, Flores, DD & Barroso, J 2016, 'Facilitators and Barriers to HIV Screening', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 294-306. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732315616624
Leblanc, Natalie M. ; Flores, Dalmacio D. ; Barroso, Julie. / Facilitators and Barriers to HIV Screening. In: Qualitative Health Research. 2016 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 294-306.
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