Table 2 Registered reasons for not having a HIV test during opting-out policy, STI clinic, South Limburg, 2006–2007
ReasonsHeterosexualsMSM
(n = 190)(n = 28)
N (%)N (%)
Fear of being positive6 (3.2)3 (10.7)
Window-period67 (35.3)3 (10.7)
Perceived low-risk42 (22.1)8 (28.6)
Recently tested29 (15.3)5 (17.9)
No reason given40 (21.1)4 (14.3)
Other (for example, not enough test material, only syphilis/HBV check up)6 (3.2)5 (17.9)
  • HBV, hepatitis B virus; MSM, men who have sex with men; STI, sexually transmitted infection.