Brown Bag: HIV Testing Histories among Young Adults in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm


Williams Hall, Room 070
HIV Testing Histories among Young Adults in the U.S. 
Dr. Sirry Alang
Department of Sociology and Anthropology/Health, Medicine and Society
Sydney Bornstein ‘18
Biology and Health, Medicine and Society
One in five new HIV cases in the U.S. is a person under the age of 25. About half of young adults who are HIV  positive are unaware of their status. Routine testing is a crucial HIV prevention strategy. Using data from the national health interview survey,  we identify socioeconomic  and health factors that are associated with an affirmative testing history among 18-24 year olds. We also show how HIV testing history varies by gender, race, and sexual orientation.  
Bring your own lunch.  Beverages and dessert provided.



Health, Medicine and Society