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HIV voluntary counselling and testing among recently initiated and traditionally circumsised men in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-09 en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-15T10:22:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-15T10:22:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2462
dc.description.abstract HIV voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) is a cornerstone of the national strategic plan for HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support in South Africa. However, research shows that the utilisation of VCT services is disappointingly low, particular among males. This article focuses on the factors associated with the intention to test for HIV-infection among recently initiated and traditionally circumcised men in the rural areas of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Individual face-to-face interviews were conducted among 1656 sexually active men. Logistic regression analyses were used to explore the association between intention to test for HIV and psychosocial factors. Overall, 35.1% of the participants reported ever having tested for HIV. Intention to test for HIV was positively associated with perceived probability of getting an STI, positive attitudes towards gender-based violence, received general teachings about being a responsible man and highest grade passed. These findings provide specific information that can be used in the development of a focused cultural sensitive STI/HIV prevention programme aimed to increase VCT uptake among sexually active young men, which can be integrated into initiation and health education practices. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING (HTC) en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.subject CIRCUMCISION en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.title HIV voluntary counselling and testing among recently initiated and traditionally circumsised men in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 28(6) en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Psychology & Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8190 en
dc.PageNumber 620-636 en
dc.outputnumber 6899 en
dc.bibliographictitle Nyembezi, A., Ruiter, R.A.C., Van den Borne, B., Sifunda, S., Funani, I. & Reddy, S. (2013) HIV voluntary counselling and testing among recently initiated and traditionally circumsised men in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. <i>Psychology & Health</i>. 28(6):620-636. en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 Nyembezi, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ruiter, R.A.C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Van den Borne, B. en
dc.contributor.author4 Sifunda, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Funani, I. en
dc.contributor.author6 Reddy, S. en


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