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Correspondence: Travis H. Sanchez, DVM, MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322 (travis.sanchez@emory.edu).

T. H. S. and N. L. conducted the quantitative analyses. R. C. collected the qualitative data, and T. H. S. and R. C. conducted the qualitative analyses. R. L. conducted the surveillance case match. S. T. and W. C. conducted the ARV testing, and C. F. K. conducted analysis and wrote these sections of the paper.

E. R. and B. O. created the data structure and verified analyses. P. F., L. F. S., C. d. R., and P. S. S. designed the study. P. S. S. led the study. All authors contributed to the drafting of the manuscript and read and approved the final version.


Research Funding:

This work supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (grant R01MH085600); Minority Health and Health Disparities (grant RC1MD004370); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (grant R01HD067111); National Institutes of Health (grant P30AI050409)-the Emory Center for AIDS Research; and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (grant UL1TR000454).


  • HIV
  • MSM
  • survey
  • testing

Lack of Awareness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Problems and Solutions With Self-reported HIV Serostatus of Men Who Have Sex With Men.

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Journal Title:

Open Forum Infectious Diseases


Volume 1, Number 2


, Pages ofu084-ofu084

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Lack of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection awareness may be a driver of racial disparities in HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). Lack of awareness is typically measured by comparing HIV test result to self-reported HIV status. This measure may be subject to reporting bias and alternatives are needed.

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