The know*now project: Facilitated serosorting in HIV-status sexual partner communication

Stephen M. Haas, Joseph D. Perazzo, Andrew H. Ruffino, Rachel M. Ancona, Michael Lyons

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Abstract

An intervention was conducted providing access to clinic-verified HIV test results via a secure, web-based informatics platform to facilitate sexual partner HIV-status communication. Participants (N = 28) were men who have sex with men (MSM; HIV- n = 8, HIV+ n = 8) and heterosexuals (Non-MSM, n = 12). Focus groups with same-group members explored interest in using the intervention and baseline attitudes and practices relevant to serosorting. HIV-negative participants overwhelmingly expressed interest, regardless of MSM status. Interest among HIV-positive MSM was mixed. Six month follow-up interviews (n = 16) indicated 94% of all groups accessed the website, 69% had shown documented results to a sexual partner to initiate HIV-status discussion, and 88% reported future interest in using the 24/7 web-based tool with prospective sexual partners. Implications for future interventions facilitating HIV serosorting and sexual partner communication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-442
Number of pages11
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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