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Table 2 Reasons for HIV Testing

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

  Medical testing Public health testing Other testing Unknown
  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   
  N = 37 N = 84 N = 5 N = 7 N = 10 N = 70 N = 5 N = 23 N = 2 N = 8 N = 13 N = 13
Not specified 11 29.7 24 28.6 2 40.0 1 14.3 4 40.0 23 32.9 4 80.0 4 18.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 7.7 9 69.2
Patient request 1 2.7 2 2.4 1 20.0 0 0.0 1 10.0 12 17.1 0 0.0 8 36.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Universal screening 1 2.7 20 23.8 0 0.0 2 28.6 3 30.0 2 2.9 1 20.0 1 4.5 2 100.0 1 12.5 11 84.6 1 7.7
Reasons specified in record 24 64.9 38 45.2 2 40.0 4 57.1 2 20.0 33 47.1 0 0.0 9 40.9 0 0.0 7 87.5 1 7.7 3 23.1
Related diagnosis 1 4.2 4 10.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 3.0    2 22.2    0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
AIDS defining illness 7 29.2 2 5.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0    1 11.1    0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Symptoms 8 33.3 16 42.1 2 100.0 0 0.0 1 50.0 8 24.2    3 33.3    0 0.0 0 0.0 1 33.3
Symptoms and related diagnosis 0 0.0 1 2.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0    0 0.0    0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Symptoms and AIDS defining illness 6 25.0 4 10.5 0 0.0 1 25.0 1 50.0 1 3.0    2 22.2    1 14.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Symptoms, related diagnosis, AIDS defining illness 1 4.2 1 2.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 3.0    0 0.0    0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk factors only 0 0.0 6 15.8 0 0.0 2 50.0 0 0.0 18 54.5    1 11.1    5 71.4 1 100.0 2 66.7
Risk factors with related diagnosis 1 4.2 1 2.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0    0 0.0    0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk factors with symptoms 0 0.0 2 5.3 0 0.0 1 25.0 0 0.0 3 9.1    0 0.0    1 14.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk factors, Symptoms, related diagnosis, AIDS defining illness 0 0.0 1 2.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 3.0    0 0.0    0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
  1. The reason why the patient was tested as recorded at initial infectious disease treatment center visit are displayed and categorized by testing venue. Data are given as numbers and percentages. Reasons for testing were subcategorized as patient request, universal screening, symptoms suggestive of HIV, diagnosis potentially related to HIV, AIDS defining illness, and HIV behavioral risk factors. These categories are presented individually and in combination.