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HIV testing among gay men in Edinburgh and the Lothians


This research was carried out in the gay bars in Edinburgh during September 2002 and builds on the ‘Testing Barriers’ research carried out in 1999 by Paul Flowers et al. The research looks at gay men’s testing behaviour and examines the extent of HIV stigma and discrimination on the commercial gay scene and other barriers which prevent gay men from having an HIV test. A total of 283 men took part in the survey.

Steve O’Donnell carried out the research assisted by a team of GMH volunteers; Paul Flowers provided the overall design and the analysis of questionnaire data was carried out by Christina Knussen at Glasgow Caledonian University.


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