Barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing: perceptions from Massachusetts Community Health Center personnel.

@article{Johnson2011BarriersAF,
  title={Barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing: perceptions from Massachusetts Community Health Center personnel.},
  author={Carey V. Johnson and Matthew J Mimiaga and Sari L Reisner and Rodney Vanderwarker and Kenneth H. Mayer},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={647-55}
}
Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended routine, voluntary HIV testing for persons aged 13-64 in all health care settings, including the elimination of separate informed consent, which remains in effect in five states including Massachusetts. Community health centers (CHCs) represent an important HIV testing site for at-risk populations. From April to December 2008 a qualitative interview was administered to one senior personnel from each of 30 CHCs in… CONTINUE READING

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