The determinants of sexually transmitted infection screening uptake among African American young adults: A systematic review

Barbara Elaine Rothengass, The University of Texas School of Public Health

Abstract

Objective. To conduct a systematic review of literature to determine the factors associated with STI including HIV screening uptake among African American young adults in the United States. Methods. The electronic databases OVID Medline and OVID PsycINFO were systematically searched to identify potentially relevant articles. Ninety-six articles were initially identified, five of which were included in the final review. Results. The results of this review were inconclusive. There was no definitive evidence to suggest which determinants were predictive of screening uptake. Conclusions. There is a limited body of literature examining the demographic and behavioral risk factors associated with uptake or non-uptake of STI including HIV screening among African American young adult populations. This finding points to the need for more quality research to be conducted in this area.

Subject Area

African Americans|Obstetrics|Gynecology|Public health

Recommended Citation

Rothengass, Barbara Elaine, "The determinants of sexually transmitted infection screening uptake among African American young adults: A systematic review" (2008). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1454390.
https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/dissertations/AAI1454390

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