Characteristics of clients tested for human immunodeficiency virus infection at the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Center in Zagreb, Croatia.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to present some epidemiological characteristics of persons tested for HIV/AIDS at the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre (VCT) Zagreb that was founded in November 2004. The majority of clients tested were between 25 and 29 years old and had a secondary level education. 78% of the clients tested reported one risky behaviour in the past, the majority of which was attributed to risky heterosexual behaviour (having unprotected sexual intercourse). 35% of the clients reported having never or only occasionally used condom with a non-regular partner. 30% of the clients with a history of injecting drug use reported that they never "shared" injecting equipment. The results presented in this paper could be a useful tool for public health officers when targeting interventions for HIV prevention.

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@article{Kosanovi2006CharacteristicsOC, title={Characteristics of clients tested for human immunodeficiency virus infection at the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Center in Zagreb, Croatia.}, author={Mirjana Lana Kosanovi{\'c} and Branko Kolaric}, journal={Collegium antropologicum}, year={2006}, volume={30 Suppl 2}, pages={115-9} }