Gay men in small towns less likely to get HIV test

CBC News reported on a UBCO study on HIV testing in rural areas compared to larger cities.

The study, conducted in cooperation with the Living Positive Resource Centre, found that men who have sex with men are more likely to be closeted and therefore testing rates among men living in smaller and rural communities are lower compared to men living in larger cities.

Twenty-four per cent of men living in smaller communities had never had an HIV test while only 14 to 17 percent of men living Vancouver and Toronto had never been tested.

A similar article appeared on Kelowna Now.