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The psychosocial determinants of the intention to test for HIV among young men in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-27T10:15:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-27T10:15:11Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15911
dc.description.abstract Voluntary counselling and testing is one of the effective prevention strategies against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This study investigated the psychosocial determinants of the intention to be tested for HIV among young men in South Africas KwaZulu-Natal province using the theory of planned behaviour as the guiding framework. A facilitator-administered questionnaire was used to collect data among 350 isiZulu-speaking men between the ages of 18 and 35. Results show that 24% reported ever having tested. Intention to test showed strong positive correlations with subjective norm to test (r=0.67), intention to use condoms (r=0.65), intention to reduce alcohol use (r=0.60), subjective norm to reduce alcohol use (r=0.54), and subjective norm to use condoms (r=0.51). For multiple regression, attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control explained 43% of the variance in intention to test, with subjective norm and perceived behavioural control making significant unique contributions. An additional 12% of the variance was explained by intention to reduce alcohol and drug use, and use condoms. Behavioural interventions to encourage HIV testing among men should target normative and control beliefs but also other risky behaviours (e.g. alcohol abuse and condom use) as reductions in these behaviours appear to be positively associated with motivation to undergo HIV testing. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject YOUNG ADULTS en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING (HTC) en
dc.subject KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE en
dc.title The psychosocial determinants of the intention to test for HIV among young men in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 20(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle African Journal of AIDS Research en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11876 en
dc.PageNumber 42-52 en
dc.outputnumber 11021 en
dc.bibliographictitle Manyaapelo, T., Ruiter, R.A.C., Sifunda, S., Nyembezi, A., Van den Borne, B. & Reddy, P. (2021) The psychosocial determinants of the intention to test for HIV among young men in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. <i>African Journal of AIDS Research</i>. 20(1):42-52. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Manyaapelo, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ruiter, R.A.C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Sifunda, S. en
dc.contributor.author4 Nyembezi, A. en
dc.contributor.author5 Van den Borne, B. en
dc.contributor.author6 Reddy, P. en


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