Determinants of Demand for HIV Testing

Evidence from California Outpatients Clinics

  • Dan Friesner Gonzaga University
  • Peter Cashel-Cordo University of Southern Indiana
  • Matthew Q. McPherson Gonzaga University


This paper provides an initial empirical analysis of the impact of changing epidemiological, economic and sociological conditions on the amount of HIV testing in primary care, outpatient clinics. Particular attention is paid to examining whether changes in HIV/AIDS prevalence impact the amount of testing these clinics perform, and also how financial constraints impact this relationship. Using a sample of California clinics, we find that changing epidemiological conditions do impact the demand for HIV testing. Additionally, certain clinic characteristics, such as the type of practitioners providing care and the socio-economic characteristics of patients treated at each clinic also affect the demand for testing. However, we find little evidence supporting increased government or private grants, contracts and donations as a means of enhancing the demand for HIV testing.
How to Cite
Friesner, D., Cashel-Cordo, P., & McPherson, M. Q. (2007). Determinants of Demand for HIV Testing: Evidence from California Outpatients Clinics. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 5(4), 52-75.

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