This was a randomized and controlled clinical trial in which individuals receiving drug abuse treatment will be recruited to participate in a multi-center HIV testing and counseling study. The study assessed the relative effectiveness of three HIV testing strategies, (1) on-site HIV rapid testing with brief, participant-tailored prevention counseling, (2) on-site HIV rapid testing with information only and (3) referral for off-site HIV testing, in increasing receipt of HIV test results. The study assessed the effectiveness of three testing strategies in reducing risky sexual and drug-using behaviors.
Metsch, et al. (2012). Implementing rapid HIV testing with or without risk-reduction counseling in drug treatment centers: results of a randomized trial. American Journal of Public Health. (Epub ahead of print)
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