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AIDS Behav. 2010 Apr;14(2):440-7. doi: 10.1007/s10461-008-9500-3. Epub 2008 Dec 31.

HIV services utilization in Los Angeles County, California.

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  • 1Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, 1090 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA.


Recipients of HIV/AIDS prevention services in Los Angeles County California were surveyed in 2004 by 220 HIV prevention service provider staff from 51 agencies funded by the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy. This resulted in 2,102 usable surveys for cluster analysis purposes. This Countywide Risk Assessment Survey assessed demographics, sexual history, substance use, perceptions regarding HIV/AIDS, and use of 18 different services at both the agency administering the survey and at other agencies. The 36 types of service use data were subjected to a cluster analysis that found five clusters. These service pattern clusters differed from each other on proportion HIV positive, HIV testing history, history of abuse, education, type of residence, type of funding, intervention type, and ethnicity. The analysis also suggests that domestic violence services availability and utilization should be examined more thoroughly in the future for HIV infected/affected populations.

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