The Charlie Sheen Effect on Rapid In-home Human Immunodeficiency Virus Test Sales

@article{Allem2017TheCS,
  title={The Charlie Sheen Effect on Rapid In-home Human Immunodeficiency Virus Test Sales},
  author={Jon-Patrick Allem and E. Leas and Theodore L. Caputi and Mark Dredze and B. Althouse and S. Noar and J. Ayers},
  journal={Prevention Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={541-544}
}
  • Jon-Patrick Allem, E. Leas, +4 authors J. Ayers
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Prevention Science
  • One in eight of the 1.2 million Americans living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are unaware of their positive status, and untested individuals are responsible for most new infections. As a result, testing is the most cost-effective HIV prevention strategy and must be accelerated when opportunities are presented. Web searches for HIV spiked around actor Charlie Sheen’s HIV-positive disclosure. However, it is unknown whether Sheen’s disclosure impacted offline behaviors like HIV testing… CONTINUE READING
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