The Arkansas House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor and the Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor of Representatives has requested a study to examine ways to reduce the number of new cases of HIV in Arkansas. The contact for this study is Britni Mitchell, HIV Outreach Initiatives Project Manager. Her phone number is (501) 663-4966.
The purpose of this study is to understand the barriers to routine HIV testing at medical facilities.
If you participate in this survey, questions will be asked about preferences regarding your HIV testing. It should take about 3 minutes to complete the questions.
There are no risks expected from participation in this study. You are free to skip any of the questions, and to end your participation at any time. It is hoped that the information gained by this study will help describe the issues that may prevent people from receiving an HIV test at their health care facility.
The answers you give will be known only to the researcher. No one else will see your questionnaire. Your name or the name of your program will not be written on the questionnaire. Only a number will be assigned to identify you. The questionnaire will be kept in a locked office accessible only to the researcher. The data will be kept for three years and then be destroyed.
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You have the right not to participate if you so desire, to refuse to discuss issues if you prefer, and to stop at any time from continuing once the questionnaire has begun.
You will not receive any payment for participating in this study. There will be no cost to you for participating.