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The Burden of Living With HIV is Mostly Overestimated by HIV-Negative and Never-Tested Men Who Have Sex With Men. / Zimmermann, Hanne M. L.; van Bilsen, Ward P. H.; Boyd, Anders et al.

In: AIDS and behavior, Vol. 25, No. 11, 11.2021, p. 3804-3813.

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Zimmermann, HML, van Bilsen, WPH, Boyd, A, Matser, A, HIV Transmission Elimination Amsterdam Initiative (H-TEAM), van Harreveld, F & Davidovich, U 2021, 'The Burden of Living With HIV is Mostly Overestimated by HIV-Negative and Never-Tested Men Who Have Sex With Men', AIDS and behavior, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 3804-3813. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03281-1

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Zimmermann, H. M. L., van Bilsen, W. P. H., Boyd, A., Matser, A., HIV Transmission Elimination Amsterdam Initiative (H-TEAM), van Harreveld, F., & Davidovich, U. (2021). The Burden of Living With HIV is Mostly Overestimated by HIV-Negative and Never-Tested Men Who Have Sex With Men. AIDS and behavior, 25(11), 3804-3813. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03281-1

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Zimmermann HML, van Bilsen WPH, Boyd A, Matser A, HIV Transmission Elimination Amsterdam Initiative (H-TEAM), van Harreveld F et al. The Burden of Living With HIV is Mostly Overestimated by HIV-Negative and Never-Tested Men Who Have Sex With Men. AIDS and behavior. 2021 Nov;25(11):3804-3813. Epub 2021. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03281-1

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title = "The Burden of Living With HIV is Mostly Overestimated by HIV-Negative and Never-Tested Men Who Have Sex With Men",
abstract = "To assess whether HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) have realistic views of the current implications of living with HIV, we compared data of 950 tested HIV-negative and 122 never-tested MSM on anticipated consequences of an HIV-infection to the actual experiences of 438 MSM living with HIV. Data were collected with a self-reported, web-based survey conducted between May–June 2019 in the Netherlands. Results indicated that, compared to HIV-positive MSM, HIV-negative MSM significantly overestimated 95% (37/39) of items assessing HIV-related burden. Never-tested participants overestimated 85% (33/39) of items. Overestimation in never-tested MSM was modified with increasing age and having HIV-positive friends/relatives. The high level of overestimation suggests the ongoing need to correct for misperceptions, as this could help reduce stigma towards those living with HIV and diminish fear of an HIV-diagnosis. The latter might be important to improve testing uptake in older never-tested MSM with outdated views on HIV.",
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author = "Zimmermann, {Hanne M. L.} and {van Bilsen}, {Ward P. H.} and Anders Boyd and Amy Matser and {HIV Transmission Elimination Amsterdam Initiative (H-TEAM)} and {van Harreveld}, Frenk and Udi Davidovich",
note = "Funding Information: This study was funded by the HIV Transmission Elimination Amsterdam Initiative (H-TEAM). Funding Information: A.B. reports grants from ANRS and grants from Sidaction, outside the submitted work. UD reports obtaining unrestricted research grants and speaker{\textquoteright}s fees from Gilead Sciences, paid to his institute (Public Health Service of Amsterdam). All other authors declare no competing interests. Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.",
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