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Table 1 HIV testing practices of men who have sex with men (MSM) recruited from Douala (n = 268) and Yaoundé (n = 238), Cameroon 2011

From: Correlates of prior HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Cameroon: a cross-sectional analysis

  All Douala Yaoundé
  n (%) n (%) RDS- weighted % (95% CI) n (%) RDS- weighted % (95% CI)
Total 506 (100) 268 (100) - 238 (100) -
Never tested for HIV 93 (18.4) 52 (19.4) 22.5 (15.7-29.1) 41 (17.2) 20.1 (13.8-26.5)
  Intend to get tested in next 12 months 88 (95.7) 49 (94.2) - 39 (95.1) -
Ever tested for HIV 413 (81.6) 216 (80.6) 77.5 (70.8-84.3) 197 (82.8) 79.9 (73.5-86.2)
  No. of times tested per two years of being sexually active with other men, median (IQR) 1.2 (0.5-2.3) 1.3 (0.6-3) - 1 (0.5-2) -
  Received test results at last test 394 (95.4) 204 (94.9) 94.3 (89.5-99.1) 190 (96.9) 97.6 (95.1-1.00)
  Disclosed test result to someone 314 (79.7) 148 (72.6) 73.8 (65.9-81.7) 166 (87.4) 86.0 (80.5-91.5)
Tested in last 12 months 301 (59.8) 169 (63.3) 63.2 (55.0-71.3) 132 (55.9) 54.3 (46.0-62.6)
  Place last tested^      
  Public hospital or clinic 162 (40.2) 66 (32.0) 31.1 (22.4-39.8) 96 (48.7) 47.9 (38.8-57.1)
  Private hospital or clinic 71 (17.6) 30 (14.6) 13.1 (7.6-18.6) 41 (20.8) 25.2 (17.0-33.4)
  CBO HIV service for MSM 110 (27.3) 89 (43.2) 45.2 (35.9-54.4) 21 (10.7) 6.8 (2.8-10.7)
  Mobile unit or van, university, event, other 60 (14.9) 21 (10.2) 10.6 (5.9-15.3) 39 (19.8) 20.1 (12.1-28.0)
Advised to get tested by^#:      
  Peer educator 301 (74.0) 172 (81.5) - 129 (65.8) -
  Sexual partner 46 (11.3) 17 (8.1) - 29 (14.8) -
  No-one (myself) 21 (5.2) 7 (3.3) - 14 (7.1) -
  Doctor, nurse, other health professional 7 (1.7) 4 (1.9) - 3 (1.5) -
  Other 32 (7.9) 11 (5.2) - 21 (10.7) -
Information on HIV testing ever received from^:      
  Radio, television, posters 142 (27.8) 58 (21.3) 26.3 (16.3-36.3) 84 (35.1) 34.5 (26.1-42.8)
  CBO HIV service for MSM 102 (20.0) 50 (18.4) 26.5 (18.0-35.0) 52 (21.8) 21.3 (15.7-26.8)
  Friend 131 (25.6) 73 (26.8) 36.8 (26.0-47.6) 58 (24.3) 23.7 (17.8-29.6)
  Family 46 (9.0) 9 (3.3) 4.3 (1.1-7.5) 37 (15.5) 14.4 (9.5-19.3)
  Doctor or nurse 33 (6.5) 19 (7.0) 6.1 (2.3-10.0) 14 (5.9) 4.8 (2.0-7.5)
  None of these sources 2 (0.5) 2 (0.7) - 0 (0.0) -
  1. ^Among ever tested.
  2. #RDS-weighted estimates could not be run due to small cell sizes.
  3. CBO, community-based organization; CI, confidence interval; HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus; IQR, interquartile range; MSM, men who have sex with men; RDS, respondent-driven sampling.