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Table 1 Demographic and behavioral characteristics of individuals tested in the JOHaVs. the HACb

From: Community Vs. hospital HIV testing sites in Jerusalem, Israel - who’s tested and who’s at risk?

Variable (number of responders)JOHan = 759 (87.9%)HACbn = 104 (12.1%)P
Mean age (±standard deviation)30.3 ± 10.831.3 ± 10.50.4
Male sex (n = 863)622 (81.9)78 (75.0)0.09
None Jew (n = 647)96 (17.7)14 (13.5)0.3
Living outside of Jerusalem (n = 863)54 (7.1)9 (8.7)0.6
Above high-school education (n = 590)360 (72.7)58 (61.1)0.02
Income higher than the average salary (n = 552)94 (20.6)15 (15.8)0.3
Prior HIV test (n = 852)531 (70.9)56 (54.4)0.001
Risk groups (n = 863)MSMc390 (51.4)22 (21.2)< 0.001
Immigrants from African countries4 (0.5)9 (8.7)< 0.001
Sex workers2 (0.3)0 (0.0)1.0
Intravenous drug users3 (0.4)0 (0.0)1.000
Partners of people from risk groups32 (4.2)4 (3.8)1.0
Not belonging to any key risk group328 (43.2)69 (66.3)< 0.001
High risk (n = 863)227 (29.9)19 (18.3)0.01
Reason for testing (n = 863)Condomless sex378 (49.8)48 (46.2)0.5
New relationship104 (13.7)15 (14.4)0.8
Routine test203 (26.7)20 (19.2)0.1
Occupational exposure2 (0.3)6 (5.8)< 0.001
Intra venous drug use0 (0.0)1 (1.0)0.1
Paid for sex11 (1.4)0 (0.0)0.4
Other low-risk reasons for testing15 (2.0)6 (5.8)0.03
Reasons for choosing the testing center (n = 862)Easy access369 (48.6)54 (52.4)0.5
Rapid tests available216 (28.5)27 (26.2)0.6
Credibility147 (19.4)39 (37.9)< 0.001
Atmosphere143 (18.8)12 (11.7)0.07
Recommendations from friends133 (17.5)13 (12.6)0.2
Cost52 (6.9)6 (5.8)0.7
Not associated with any population65 (8.6)8 (7.8)0.8
Positive HIV results (n = 759)2 (0.3)0 (0.0)1.000
  1. aJOH – Jerusalem Open House for Pride and tolerance
  2. bHAC – Hadassah AIDS center
  3. cMSM – Men who have Sex with Men