Jul 31, 2008

Voluntary HIV counselling and testing among men in rural western Uganda: implications for HIV prevention

BMC Public Health
Francis M BwambaleCharles As Karamagi

Abstract

Voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT) is one of the key strategies in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. However, the utilization of VCT services particularly among men is low in Kasese district. We therefore conducted a study to determine the prevalence and factors associated with VCT use among men in Bukonzo West health sub-district, Kasese district. A population-based cross-sectional study employing both quantitative and qualitative techniques of data collection was conducted between January and April 2005. Using cluster sampling, 780 men aged 18 years and above, residing in Bukonzo West health sub-district, were sampled from 38 randomly selected clusters. Data was collected on VCT use and independent variables. Focus group discussions (4) and key informant interviews (10) were also conducted. Binary logistic regression was performed to determine the predictors of VCT use among men. Overall VCT use among men was 23.3% (95% CI 17.2-29.4). Forty six percent (95% CI 40.8-51.2) had pre-test counselling and 25.9% (95%CI 19.9-31.9) had HIV testing. Of those who tested, 96% returned for post-test counselling and received HIV results. VCT use was higher among men aged 35 years and below (OR = 2.69, 95%CI 1.77-4....Continue Reading

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Prevalence Studies
Serology (Antibodies and Most Antigens Except Blood Bank and Infectious Agents)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Test
Uptake
Logistic Regression
HIV Infections
Health Care Seeking Behavior
Rural Health Services
HIV Screen
CDISC SDTM Marital Status Terminology

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