Predictors for Using a HIV Self-Test Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in North Carolina
AbstractBackground: Approximately, two million migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSF) work in the United States annually. Several factors, such as lack of access to healthcare services and health behaviors, contribute to risk of HIV transmission. Relatively few studies have explored MSF knowledge of HIV transmission and testing options. Methods: A 12-question, self-administered survey of farmworkers (n = 178) from 19 migrant camps was conducted. The survey assessed knowledge of factors related to HIV transmission, testing, and intention to use a HIV home-test kit. Results: Participants with knowledge of treatment for HIV (p = 0.03) and that condom use protects against HIV (p = 0.04) were more willing to express intent to use a home test kit than those with less knowledge. Concern among farmworkers that HIV was a very or somewhat serious problem in their community was associated with expressing intent to use a home test kit (OR = 2.3, 95% CI = 0.92–5.5). Respondents with less knowledge were less likely to use a home test kit. Conclusions: MSF were concerned about HIV in their community and would be willing to use to a home test kit. This pilot study provides a basis for additional research related to HIV testing within the MSF community. View Full-Text
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Kinney, S.; Lea, C.S.; Kearney, G.; Kinsey, A.; Amaya, C. Predictors for Using a HIV Self-Test Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in North Carolina. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 8348-8358.
Kinney S, Lea CS, Kearney G, Kinsey A, Amaya C. Predictors for Using a HIV Self-Test Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in North Carolina. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(7):8348-8358.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kinney, Samantha; Lea, C. S.; Kearney, Greg; Kinsey, Anna; Amaya, Carlos. 2015. "Predictors for Using a HIV Self-Test Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in North Carolina." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 7: 8348-8358.