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Table 3 Reasons for Acceptance or Refusal of HIV Testing in the ED

From: Understanding patient acceptance and refusal of HIV testing in the emergency department

Reasons for Acceptance Reasons for Refusal
Curiosity/Assurance Recent Negative Test
Convenience/Opportunity Perception of Being at Low Risk
Perception of Being at Risk Feel Sick/Only Want to Address Reason for ED Visit
Perception of Being at Low Risk Don't Want to Know
Encouraged by Partner Confidentiality Concern
Ensure Safety of Others Potential Strain on Relationship
Testing for HIV As Any Other Health Problem Free Prefer to Test with Primary Care Physician