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Table 1 Demographic and Risk Behavior Profile with Categorization by Testing Venue.

From: Contributions to early HIV diagnosis among patients linked to care vary by testing venue

  Medical testing Public health testing Other testing     
  Inpatient Outpatient Emergency department Unknown source Institutional testing Health department Publicly funded programs ED testing program Identified outside the region IDC/Partner testing Routine screening Unknown Total
  N = 37 N = 84 N = 5 N = 7 N = 10 N = 70 N = 5 N = 23 N = 2 N = 8 N = 13 N = 13 N = 277
Age (years) 39 22–68 31.5 19–77 33 27–51 33 18–44 34 23–45 34 17–60 27 21–46 32 19–43 28.5 26–31 29 19–57 27 17–43 34 20–50 33 17–77
Black 19 51.4 49 58.3 3 60.0 1 14.3 8 80.0 21 30.0 2 40.0 12 52.2 1 50.0 1 12.5 5 38.5 5 38.5 127 45.8
White 14 37.8 30 35.7 2 40.0 6 85.7 2 20.0 41 58.6 3 60.0 11 47.8 0 0.0 7 87.5 8 61.5 8 61.5 132 47.7
Other 1 2.7 4 4.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 7.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 4.0
Hispanic 3 8.1 1 1.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 4.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 2.5
Male 30 81.1 48 57.1 4 80 5 71.4 9 90 61 87.1 3 60 22 95.7 1 50 7 87.5 12 92.3 9 69.2 211 76.2
Female 7 18.9 36 42.9 1 20 2 28.6 1 10 9 12.9 2 40 1 4.3 1 50 1 12.5 1 7.7 4 30.8 66 23.8
Injection drug use (IDU) 0 0.0 8 9.5 0 0.0 1 14.3 3 30.0 2 2.9 0 0.0 1 4.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 7.7 16 5.8
Male-male sex 13 35.1 30 35.7 3 60.0 3 42.9 4 40.0 48 68.6 2 40.0 12 52.2 0 0.0 6 75.0 7 53.8 9 69.2 137 49.5
STD diagnosis 7 18.9 22 26.2 2 40.0 0 0.0 3 30.0 24 34.3 1 20.0 7 30.4 1 50.0 1 12.5 4 30.8 1 7.7 73 26.4
Sex for drugs/money 1 2.7 2 2.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 4.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 7.7 1 7.7 7 2.5
Transfusion/transplant 0 0.0 2 2.4 0 0.0 1 14.3 0 0.0 1 1.4 0 0.0 2 8.7 1 50.0 0 0.0 1 7.7 0 0.0 8 2.9
Sex with an at-risk partner 3 8.1 14 16.7 0 0.0 3 42.9 0 0.0 22 31.4 1 20.0 7 30.4 0 0.0 8 100.0 1 7.7 2 15.4 61 22.0
Victim of sexual assault 1 2.7 3 3.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 2.9 0 0.0 1 4.3 2 100.0 1 12.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 10 3.6
Multiple partners 11 29.7 33 39.3 2 40.0 2 28.6 5 50.0 27 38.6 1 20.0 15 65.2 1 50.0 2 25.0 2 15.4 6 46.2 107 38.6
Heterosexual contact only 5 13.5 8 9.5 2 40.0 1 14.3 1 10.0 1 1.4 0 0.0 1 4.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 15.4 1 7.7 22 7.9
No risk specified 8 21.6 6 7.1 0 0.0 1 14.3 0 0.0 1 1.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 7.7 1 7.7 18 6.5
CD4 24 0–647 312 0–1063 293 69–731 425 12–1135 365 22–704 421 0–1299 347 0–1100 276 11–1756 352 212–492 648 12–1517 483 102–711 424 11–862 324 0–1756
  1. Characteristics of newly diagnosed HIV patients presenting to the infectious disease center are shown with stratification by type of setting in which diagnosis occurred. The frequency and percentage of total sample is given, with the exception of age and CD4 where median value and range are provided. Patients could have multiple risk factors identified. Risk factors do not necessarily indicate the reason for testing by the setting in which the diagnosis occurred.