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Title: Factors Associated with HIV Testing Among Public Sector Clinic Attendees in Johannesburg, South Africa
Contributor(s): Pettifor, Audrey (author); MacPhail, Catherine  (author)orcid ; Suchindran, Sujit (author); Delany-Moretlwe, Sinead (author)
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.1007/s10461-008-9462-5
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Abstract: Uptake of VCT remains low in many sub-Saharan African countries. Men and women aged 15 and older were recruited from a family planning, STI, and VCT clinic in inner-city Johannesburg between 2004 and 2005 to take part in a cross-sectional survey on HIV testing (n = 198). Fourty-eight percent of participants reported previously testing for HIV and, of these, 86.9% reported disclosing their status to their sex partner. In multivariable analyses, individuals whose partners had been tested; for HIV were more likely to have tested (AOR 2.92 95% CI: 1.38–6.20). In addition, those who reported greater blame/shame attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS were less likely to have tested (AOR 0.35; 95% CI: 0.16-0.77) while those reporting more equitable attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS were more likely to have tested (AOR 2.87; 95% CI: 1.20-6.86). Promotion of and increased access to couples HIV testing should be made available within the South African context.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: AIDS and Behavior, 14(4), p. 913-921
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1573-3254
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111706 Epidemiology
111712 Health Promotion
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
920401 Behaviour and Health
920412 Preventive Medicine
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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