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Abstract and Research Question

Research Question: What are the paths and barriers to HIV testing in Worcester?

Abstract: Research was conducted in the form of in-depth interviews, a focus group, and observations in order to determine what barriers and paths, members of the Worcester community have when getting tested for HIV. The in-depth interviews with HIV positive individuals showed that the most common barriers from testing are fear and stigma. Many stigmas exist towards people living with HIV due to a lack of general knowledge about the disease. It was determined that AIDS Project Worcester does provide anonymous HIV testing and is a resource for individuals who are HIV positive in Worcester.

Did the research upon which this submission is based involve human subjects/participants?


If yes, did the research receive Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval?


Was the work submitted part of a class?

IDCE 30285

When did the project/research take place?

Spring 2012

Document Type

Poster Presentation