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Increasing HIV testing among hard-to-reach groups: examination of RAPID, a community-based testing service in Queensland, Australia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, April 2017
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Title
Increasing HIV testing among hard-to-reach groups: examination of RAPID, a community-based testing service in Queensland, Australia
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2249-5
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Authors

Allyson J. Mutch, Chi-Wai Lui, Judith Dean, Limin Mao, Jime Lemoire, Joseph Debattista, Chris Howard, Andrea Whittaker, Lisa Fitzgerald

Abstract

The success of 'treatment as prevention' (TasP) to control HIV relies on the uptake of testing across priority population groups. Innovative strategies including; rapid HIV testing (RHT) in community and outreach settings, engaging peer service providers, and not requiring disclosure of sexual history have been designed to increase access. This paper reports on the implementation of 'RAPID', a community-based testing program in Queensland, Australia that employs these strategies to increase access to testing. Service data, including client registration forms and a satisfaction survey from all clients attending RAPID between August 2014 and July 2015 were analysed. In 2014/2015 1,199 people attended RAPID to receive a free HIV test. The majority were urban-based gay men. 17.1% were first-time testers and 20.1% of participants were not eligible to access Medicare, Australia's universal health care scheme. RAPID's evidence-based strategies appear to facilitate access to HIV testing, particularly among those who have never tested before; however the implications for the ongoing treatment and care of people ineligible for Medicare, who test positive to HIV warrants careful consideration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 4%
Unknown 25 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 38%
Researcher 6 23%
Unspecified 4 15%
Student > Postgraduate 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 7 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 15%
Social Sciences 4 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Other 3 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 May 2017.
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#2,679,180
of 11,119,606 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,219
of 3,565 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#80,362
of 264,974 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#44
of 104 outputs
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