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QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Aged 15--44 Years Overall Tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)* During the Preceding Year and Percentage by Number of Sex Partners of the Opposite Sex --- United States, 2002§

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* Excludes persons tested as blood donors.
Categories might also include persons with same-sex partners.
§ Data from 2004 National Survey of Family Growth.
Confidence interval.
** Includes opposite-sex partners with whom they had vaginal intercourse, oral sex, or anal sex.

In 2002, among all persons aged 15--44 years, 15.1% (approximately 18.3 million persons) had been tested for HIV during the preceding year. The percentage tested was strongly associated with the number of sex partners of the opposite sex; 8.5% of those with no sex partners of the opposite sex were tested, compared with 26.6% of those with three or more sex partners of the opposite sex during the preceding year.

SOURCE: Anderson JE, Chandra A, Mosher W. HIV testing in the United States, 2002. Advance data from vital and health statistics; no 363. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2005. Available at

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Date last reviewed: 1/19/2006


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