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Titolo:
Women's barriers to HIV-1 testing and disclosure: challenges for HIV-1 voluntary counselling and testing
Autore:
Maman, S; Mbwambo, J; Hogan, NM; Kilonzo, GP; Sweat, M;
Indirizzi:
Johns Hopkins Univ, Sch Hyg & Publ Hlth, Dept Int Hlth, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA Johns Hopkins Univ Baltimore MD USA 21205 t Hlth, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA Muhimbili Univ, Coll Hlth Sci, Dept Psychiat, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Muhimbili Univ Dar Es Salaam Tanzania Psychiat, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Titolo Testata:
AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV
fascicolo: 5, volume: 13, anno: 2001,
pagine: 595 - 603
SICI:
0954-0121(200110)13:5<595:WBTHTA>2.0.ZU;2-E
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
IMPACT; SEROCONVERSION; COUPLES; AFRICA; ZAIRE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
13
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sweat, M Johns Hopkins Univ, Sch Hyg & Publ Hlth, Dept Int Hlth, 615 N Wolfe St,Room E7140, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA Johns Hopkins Univ 615 N Wolfe St,Room E7140 Baltimore MD USA 21205
Citazione:
S. Maman et al., "Women's barriers to HIV-1 testing and disclosure: challenges for HIV-1 voluntary counselling and testing", AIDS CARE, 13(5), 2001, pp. 595-603

Abstract

In view of the ever-increasing HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, the expansion of HIV-1 voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) as an integralpart of prevention strategies and medical research is both a reality and an urgent need. As the availability of HIV-1 VCT grows two limitations need to be addressed, namely: low rates of HIV-1 serostatus disclosure to sexualpartners and negative outcomes of serostatus disclosure. Results from a study among men, women and couples at an HIV-1 VCT clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania are presented. The individual, relational and environmental factorsthat influence the decision to test for HIV-1 and to share test results with partners are described. The most salient barriers to HIV-1 testing and serostatus disclosure described by women include fear of partners' reaction,decision-making and communication patterns between partners, and partners'attitudes towards HIV-1 testing. Perception of personal risk for HIV-1 is the major factor driving women to overcome barriers to HIV-1 testing. The implications of findings for the promotion of HIV-1 VCT programmes, the implementation of partner notification policies and the development of Post-test support services are discussed.

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