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Revista Española de Salud Pública

versão On-line ISSN 2173-9110versão impressa ISSN 1135-5727


BELMONTE GOMEZ, María Antonia et al. Evaluation of a public health program on early HIV diagnosis with quick test. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2019, vol.93, e201912119.  Epub 07-Set-2020. ISSN 2173-9110.


The use of HIV planned and structured, community-based rapid tests is one of the main strategies for the early detection of HIV infection. The objective of the study was to assess the HIV early diagnosis programme with rapid test in the Region of Murcia.


Descriptive analysis of the programme users’ epidemiological data during the years 2016 to 2018. Variables related to sociodemographic characteristics, risk exposure, history of HIV test performance and its result were analyzed. All analyzes were performed with statistical software IBM SPSS25 and Microsoft Excel version 2013. Frequencies were calculated in absolute values and the variables of interest were crosshead.


There were 1,023 people tested, of which 74% performed risky sexual practices in the last 12 months, both homosexual (50%) and heterosexual (45%), with an age between 18 and 40 years. 18.2% of the users were foreigners and 61.9% had been previously tested. Among the participants in the programme the percentage of reactive tests was 2.1% and the contribution to the diagnosis of new HIV cases in the Region was 4.3%.


The results of the study show that the community-based programme is an effective tool for the diagnosis of HIV infection in vulnerable groups. In addition, several opportunities for improvement were identified in the process assessment, such as accessibility to the program and the collection of information.

Palavras-chave : HIV; Rapid tests; Diagnosis/HIV infection; Risk behaviors; Community HIV screening.

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