HIV testing in the Danish population: A national representative survey, 2000

Asja Lemcke, Mette Kjøller, Ola Ekholm, Else Smith

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2007-null
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Public Health
Vol/bind35
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)631-9
Antal sider8
ISSN1403-4948
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. jan. 2007

Fingeraftryk

HIV
Population
Education
Surveys and Questionnaires
Heterosexuality
Marital Status
Health Surveys
Sexual Behavior
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Interviews

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Lemcke, Asja ; Kjøller, Mette ; Ekholm, Ola ; Smith, Else. / HIV testing in the Danish population : A national representative survey, 2000. I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2007 ; Bind 35, Nr. 6. s. 631-9.
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HIV testing in the Danish population : A national representative survey, 2000. / Lemcke, Asja; Kjøller, Mette; Ekholm, Ola; Smith, Else.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Bind 35, Nr. 6, 01.01.2007, s. 631-9.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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