Qualitative Survey: HIV Testing and Counseling among Injection Drug Users


The following survey was used with Project Access, a qualitative needs assessment commissioned by the California State Office of AIDS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to examine counseling and testing utilization and prevention programs through the perspective of drug-using clients. The instrument is designed to assess: 1) the behavioral, psychosocial, and social risk factors that influence high-risk drug users’ decisions to test for HIV; 2) the service delivery factors that influence high-risk drug users’ decision to test for HIV; 3) how high-risk drug users employ HIV testing in personal prevention strategies; and 4) how knowledge of HIV test results affects risk behavior. Instrument: Qualitative interview instrument Scoring: N/A Reliability and/or validity: N/A

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