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Social influence and uptake of couples HIV testing and counselling in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-02T10:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-02T10:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16383
dc.description.abstract Social influences may create a barrier to couples HIV testing and counselling (CHTC) uptake in sub-Saharan Africa. This secondary analysis of data collected in the 'Uthando Lwethu' randomised controlled trial used discrete-time survival models to evaluate the association between within-couple average 'peer support' score and uptake of CHTC by the end of nine months' follow-up. Peer support was conceptualized by self-rated strength of agreement with two statements describing friendships outside of the primary partnership. Eighty-eight couples (26.9%) took up CHTC. Results tended towards a dichotomous trend in models adjusted only for trial arm, with uptake significantly less likely amongst couples in the higher of four peer support score categories (OR 0.34, 95% CI 0.18, 0.68 [7-10 points]; OR 0.53, 95% CI 0.28, 0.99 [11 points]). A similar trend remained in the final multivariable model, but was no longer significant (AOR 0.59, 95% CI 0.25, 1.42 [7-10 points]; AOR 0.88, 95% CI 0.36, 2.10 [11 points]). Accounting for social influences in the design of couples-focused interventions may increase their success. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING (HTC) en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS PREVENTION en
dc.subject KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE en
dc.subject SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject COUPLES en
dc.title Social influence and uptake of couples HIV testing and counselling in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume August en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Impact Centre en
dc.SourceTitle AIDS and Behavior en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12101 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 11253 en
dc.bibliographictitle Johnson, M.J., Darbes, L.A., Hosegood, V., Johnson, M.O., Fritz, K., Ngubane, T., Van Rooyen, H. & McGrath, N. (2021) Social influence and uptake of couples HIV testing and counselling in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. <i>AIDS and Behavior</i>. August:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Johnson, M.J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Darbes, L.A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Hosegood, V. en
dc.contributor.author4 Johnson, M.O. en
dc.contributor.author5 Fritz, K. en
dc.contributor.author6 Ngubane, T. en
dc.contributor.author7 Van Rooyen, H. en
dc.contributor.author8 McGrath, N. en


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