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Table 3 Characteristics and sexual/drug using behaviors of first-time testers

From: HIV rapid testing in community and outreach sites: results of a nationwide demonstration project in Italy

First testers N = 1334 (%)
Median age (IQR) 30.5 (24–41) years
Gender
 Men 758 (56.8)
 Women 569 (42.7)
 Transgender 1 (0.1)
 Unknown 6 (0.4)
Setting
 NGOs facilities 565 (42.4)
 Services for migrants 613 (46.0)
 DU services 156 (11.7)
Origin
 Italian 630 (47.2)
 Foreigners 704 (52.8)
Education (YY)
  ≤ 8 362 (27.1)
  > 8 967 (72.5)
 Unknown 5 (0.4)
Marital Status
 Never married 794 (59.5)
 Married/Cohabiting 375 (28.1)
 Married before 136 (10.2)
 Unknown 29 (2.2)
Previous STIa
  137 (10.3)
Sexual behaviors
 Heterosex 791 (59.3)
 Male SGS 184 (13.8)
Condom in the last sexual intercoursea
 No 824 (61.8)
Paying for sexa
 Yes 190 (14.2)
Prostitutiona
 Yes 76 (5.7)
Sex under influence of drugs or alcohola
 Yes 379 (28.4)
Drug usea
 Intravenus drug use 16 (1.2)
 Non intravenous drug use 297 (22.2)
 Drug use way not known 49 (3.7)
Preliminary positive test 8 (0.6%)
  1. IQR interquartile range, NGO nongovernmental organization, DU drug users, STI sexually transmitted infection, SGS same gender sex
  2. ain previous 12 months