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Preferred Methods of Sexually Transmitted Infection Service Delivery Among an Urban Sample of Underserved Midwestern Men

Hubach, Randolph D. MPH*; Dodge, Brian PhD*; Davis, Alissa MA; Smith, Andrew D. MPH; Zimet, Gregory D. PhD; Van Der Pol, Barbara PhD, MPH

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000082
The Real World of STD Prevention

Semistructured interviews were completed with a sample of 25 men residing in an urban area of the Midwestern United States to elicit preferred methods of sexually transmitted infection service delivery. Results highlight the influence of stigma, social support, and perceived risk on sexually transmitted infection screening uptake and preferred methods of screening.

A qualitative investigation of men residing in Indianapolis, Indiana, explored preferred methods for nonclinically based sexually transmitted infection screening, receiving results, and treatment.

From the *Center for Sexual Health Promotion and Departments of †Epidemiology and Biostatistics and ‡School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and §Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama-Birmingham

Disclosures: No competing financial interests exist.

Research support: This investigation was funded by the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under award number R56AI097146-01A1.

Correspondence: Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD, MPH, Division of Infectious Diseases, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 2nd Ave South, ZRB 283 Birmingham, AL 35294. E-mail: bvanderp@uab.edu.

Received for publication July 23, 2013, and accepted November 20, 2013.

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