Rates of HIV Testing and Barriers to Testing in African Americans Receiving Substance Abuse Treatment

Tiffany L. Kyle, PhD
Lead Investigator
The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc.

This is an observational study seeking to: (1) Compare the proportion of African American and non-African Americans receiving treatment at substance abuse treatment clinics that have been tested for HIV within the past 12 months; (2) Observe relationships between rates of African Americans who have not been tested and a) the types of testing offered at substance abuse treatment clinics and b) the types of outreach strategies used to engage persons in HIV testing; and (3) assess African American clients’ self-reported barriers to accessing HIV testing, in relation to other ethnicities.



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