Symptomatic primary HIV infection or risk experiences? Circumstances surrounding HIV testing and diagnosis among recent seroconverters.

@article{Burchell2003SymptomaticPH,
  title={Symptomatic primary HIV infection or risk experiences? Circumstances surrounding HIV testing and diagnosis among recent seroconverters.},
  author={Ann N. Burchell and Liviana Calzavara and Nancy L Ramuscak and Ted Myers and Carol Major and Anita Rochelle Rachlis and Kevin A Gough and Janet M. Raboud and Robert S. Remis},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={601-8}
}
Our objective was to understand the circumstances surrounding HIV testing among recent HIV seroconverters (n=80) compared to HIV-negative controls (n=106) in Ontario, Canada using self-reported interview data. Diagnosis of symptomatic primary HIV infection (SPHI) was defined as diagnosis by the participant's physician. Testing in response to symptoms was reported by 42% of seroconverters vs 12% of controls. More controls than seroconverters tested in response to risk behaviour (70% vs 50%) or… CONTINUE READING