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Table 1 HIV testing of visitors to public health centers during 2000–2009, Korea

From: Ten-year trends in HIV prevalence among visitors to public health centers under the National HIV Surveillance System in Korea, 2000 to 2009

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total no. of HIV tests 428698 487134 484028 466747 496890 353440 411017 396943 391486 395771
No. of PHCs 202 215 222 222 225 246 251 251 251 253
No. of test by HCIS (%) 129607 (30) 229006 (47) 296414 (61) 349488 (75) 435101 (88) 353440 (100) 411017 (100) 396943 (100) 391486 (100) 395771 (100)
No. of HCIS (%) 72 (36) 114 (53) 150 (68) 186 (84) 210 (93) 246 (100) 251 (100) 251 (100) 251 (100) 253 (100)
Average no. of test per PHCs 1800 2009 1796 1879 2072 1437 1638 1582 1560 1564
Frequency of test 1.11 1.15 1.25 1.30 1.31 1.23 1.23 1.22 1.22 1.20
Reason for HIV testing
 General group
  No. of test (%) 46617 (36) 80519 (35) 78452 (27) 65694 (19) 120252 (27) 90628 (26) 110394 (27) 117910 (30) 115176 (29) 123375 (31)
  Frequency of test 1.02 1.03 1.03 1.04 1.04 1.03 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.04
 HIV ISG
  No. of test (%) 13439 (10) 22153 (10) 33015 (11) 42786 (12) 56600 (13) 43517 (12) 56919 (14) 66544 (17) 64986 (17) 60678 (15)
  Frequency of test 1.05 1.06 1.11 1.11 1.13 1.10 1.11 1.15 1.13 1.07
 HIV TRG
  No. of test (%) 2288 (2) 5267 (2) 5987 (2) 8261 (2) 9058 (2) 8351 (2) 17299 (4) 22060 (6) 26864 (7) 40463(10)
 Frequency of test 1.08 1.07 1.05 1.06 1.04 1.03 1.05 1.09 1.08 1.13
  STI RG
  No. of test (%) 64766 (50) 116910 (51) 173096 (58) 226155 (65) 242369 (56) 201067 (57) 215459 (52) 180820 (45) 175864 (45) 162278 (41)
 Frequency of test 1.18 1.27 1.39 1.43 1.44 1.39 1.39 1.40 1.43 1.43
  Anonymous
  No. of test (%) 2497 (2) 4157 (2) 5864 (2) 6592 (2) 6822 (2) 9877 (3) 10946 (3) 9609 (2) 8595 (2) 8977 (2)
  1. Total no. of HIV test was collected by HCIS (health care information system) including documentation from PHCs.
  2. PHCs; Public health centers, No. of HCIS: The number of PHCs with HCIS.
  3. General group: HIV test takers for health checkup, medical certification, and prenatal check up.
  4. HIV ISG (HIV infection suspected group) included HIV test takers additional HIV test through referral by doctor and voluntary test taker.
  5. HIV TRG (HIV test recommended group) was composed of TB patient, prisoner, and partner of HIV-infected individual.
  6. STI RG (sexually transmitted infection risk group) was composed between commercial sex workers, bar employees, tea-room employees, and massage parlor employees.
  7. Frequency of test: The number of HIV-testing per PHC visitor per year.
  8. Frequency of test of anonymous testers could not be calculated, because we were unable to calculate the number of tests per individuals.