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Knowledge of HIV status prior to a community HIV counseling and testing intervention in a rural district of south Africa: results of a community based survey

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Title
Knowledge of HIV status prior to a community HIV counseling and testing intervention in a rural district of south Africa: results of a community based survey
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BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-12-73
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Hanani Tabana, Tanya Doherty, Sonja Swanevelder, Carl Lombard, Debra Jackson, Wanga Zembe, Reshma Naik

Abstract

The low uptake of facility-based HIV counseling and testing (HCT) in South Africa, particularly amongst men and youth has hindered attempts to increase access to effective treatment and prevention strategies. Many barriers to HIV testing have been described including long waiting times, transport to reach facilities, fear of lack of confidentiality and health systems factors such as stock outs of HIV test kits. The aim of this study was to undertake a community survey to determine rates of HCT in a rural area in order to plan a community intervention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
South Africa 1 1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
France 1 1%
Unknown 85 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 29%
Researcher 25 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 12%
Unspecified 7 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 15 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 37%
Social Sciences 23 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 10%
Unspecified 8 9%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 13 14%

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