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Title: Reliability of self-report of HIV status among men who have sex with men in Brazil
Authors: Mota, Rosa Maria Salani
Kerr, Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo
Kendall, Carl
Pinho, Adriana
Mello, Maeve Brito de
Dourado, Inês
Guimarães, Mark Drew Crosland
Brito, Ana
Batista, Sônia
Abreu, Fabiano
Benzaken, Adele
Oliveira, Lisangela
Moraes, Adão
Merchan-Hamann, Edgar
Freitas, Giselle
Albuquerque, Elizabeth Maciel
McFarland, Willi
Rutherford, George
Abstract: Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of self-reported HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Brazil. Methods: MSM 18 years of age or older were recruited to a multicenter study using respondent-driven sampling. We compared self-report of the HIV test with a rapid HIV test using the kappa coefficient. Results: A total of 3859 MSM were recruited, and 39% reported ever having an HIV test; their results were reported and they agreed to a new test. Agreement between self-report and the test was very good (kappa = 0.88). Conclusion: Our results suggest that self-report of HIV infection is a reliable indicator among MSM.
Keywords: MSM
HIV testing
predictive value
kappa coefficient
DeCS: Adulto
Brasil / epidemiologia
Infecções por HIV / epidemiologia
Homossexualidade masculina
Meia idade
Auto-relato / normas
Adulto jovem
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: SALANI MOTA, R. M. et al. Reliability of Self-Report of HIV Status among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Brazil. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999), v. 57 Suppl 3, p. S153-156, ago. 2011.
Description: *Universidade Federal do Ceará, Saúde Comunitária, Fortaleza, Brazil; †Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Center for Global Health Equity, New Orleans, LA; ‡Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, CICT, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; §US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; kUniversidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Salvador, Brazil; {Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Medicina Preventiva, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; **Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães, Reicife, Brazil; ††Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, NESC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; ‡‡Secretaria de Saúde de Santos, Santos, Brazil; §§Fundação Alfredo da Mata, Manaus, Brazil; kkSecretaria de Saúde de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil; {{Secretaria de Saúde de Itajáı, Itajáı, Brazil; ***Universidade de Brasília, Saúde Coletiva, Brasília, Brazil; †††Secretaria de Saúde de Campo Grande, Campo Grande, Brazil; and ‡‡‡University California San Francisco, Institute for Global Health, San Francisco, Brazil.
DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31821e9c10
ISSN: 1944-7884
Copyright: restricted access
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