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Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices related to HIV/AIDS among employees in the private security industry in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-25T11:15:54Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-25T11:15:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5256
dc.description Paper presented at the AIDS Conference, Mexico City, 3-8 August en
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to critically assess HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices among employees in the private security industry in three provinces in South Africa. A second-generation surveillance approach was used where 15 private security companies participated. Fieldworkers approached participants at selected companies and asked them permission to complete a questionnaire and to provide a dry blood spots (DBS) specimen for HIV testing. A total of 2787 employees participated and 2224 agreed to be interviewed and to give a blood specimen for an HIV test. The participants showed high levels of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and positive attitudes towards PLWHA. Most of the participants (86.7%0 had one regular partner while 14.6% of the participants had two or more sexual partners (17.6% males vs. 5.6% females). A tenth of the participants (10.7%) had had sex with someone 10 years younger than themselves. Participants under 24 years old reported high condom use (62.4% males & 53.6% females) compared to their above 50 year old counterparts (16.4% males & 9.1% females). Participants with two or more partners reported high condom use (63.9% males & 44.8% females) compared to those with one partner (37% males and 31% females). The majority of participants knew where to get VCT services (88.1%) but only 53.2% reported to have ever tested for HIV. HIV/AIDS education programmes should promote safer sex practices among older employees. The 'know your status' campaign needs to be strengthened so that employees can know their status. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE LEVEL en
dc.subject PRIVATE SECURITY AND LEGAL SERVICES INDUSTRY en
dc.subject EMPLOYEES en
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices related to HIV/AIDS among employees in the private security industry in South Africa en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.ProjectNumber PEATAA en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5430 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=3143 en
dc.outputnumber 3974 en
dc.bibliographictitle Dana, P., Simbayi, L.C., Rehle, T., Vass, J., Skinner, D., Zuma, K., Mbelle, M.N., Jooste, S., Pillay, V., Dwadwa-Henda, N., Toefy, Y., Ketye, T. & Matevha, A. (2008) Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices related to HIV/AIDS among employees in the private security industry in South Africa. (Paper presented at the AIDS Conference, Mexico City, 3-8 August). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5256 en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Dana, P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Simbayi, L.C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Rehle, T. en
dc.contributor.author4 Vass, J. en
dc.contributor.author5 Skinner, D. en
dc.contributor.author6 Zuma, K. en
dc.contributor.author7 Mbelle, M.N. en
dc.contributor.author8 Jooste, S. en
dc.contributor.author9 Pillay, V. en
dc.contributor.author10 Dwadwa-Henda, N. en
dc.contributor.author11 Toefy, Y. en
dc.contributor.author12 Ketye, T. en
dc.contributor.author13 Matevha, A. en


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