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Evaluation of HIV counselling and testing, self-disclosure, social support and sexual behaviour change among a rural sample of HIV reactive patients in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2005-04-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T10:03:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T10:03:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7394
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate HIV counselling and testing, self-disclosure, social support and sexual behaviour change among HIV reactive patients among a rural sample of HIV reactive patients in South Africa. The sample consisted at the post-test counselling exit interview of 55 participants (41 women and 14 men) who tested HIV-positive conveniently selected from a rural hospital and at five months follow-up at their homes 47. Results indicated that most patients had an HIV test because of medical reasons. At follow-up only 36% had disclosed their HIV status and half of the participants had had sex without condoms in the past three weeks. Major reason for not disclosing of their HIV status were being afraid of negative reactions, fear of discrimination, fear of violence, concerns about confidentiality and not yet ready. Social support was found to be significantly related to disclosure of HIV status, while counselling context and content and counselling satisfaction were not related with HIV disclosure. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS COUNSELLING en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Evaluation of HIV counselling and testing, self-disclosure, social support and sexual behaviour change among a rural sample of HIV reactive patients in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 28(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2004/05 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle Curationis en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3363 en
dc.PageNumber 29-41 en
dc.outputnumber 1748 en
dc.bibliographictitle Sethosa, E. & Peltzer, K. (2005) Evaluation of HIV counselling and testing, self-disclosure, social support and sexual behaviour change among a rural sample of HIV reactive patients in South Africa. <i>Curationis</i>. 28(1):29-41. en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Sethosa, E. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en


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