Predictors of HIV Testing Intention for the First Time among Male University Students Who Have Sex With Men

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กนกวรรณ แดงกระจ่าง รุ่งรัตน์ ศรีสุริยเวศน์ พรนภา หอมสินธุ์

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          The purpose of this predictive correlational study was to examine predicting factors of intention to HIV testing for the first time among male university students who have sex with men. The sample was 107 male university students who have sex with men (MSM) selected by convenience sampling among male university students who have sex with men studying in a university in the east of Thailand. Research instruments were self-report questionnaires including, the personal information and sexual risk behaviors, perception of HIV testing services, attitudes towards HIV testing for the first time, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intention to HIV testing for the first time. Their reliability ranged from .72 to .80. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and standard multiple regression analysis.


          The results revealed that attitudes toward HIV testing for the first time (β =.209), subjective norms (β =.408), perceived behavioral control (β = .361) and perception of HIV testing service (β = .187) explained 29.2% of the variance in the prediction of intention to HIV testing for the first time (R2adj= .257, F Change = 8.339, p<.001). These findings suggest that to promote intention of HIV testing for the first time among MSM should enhance positive attitude towards HIV testing, self-confidence, role of family members and friends, as well as developing available health services.

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