Attitudes towards HIV-antibody testing and people with AIDS among university students in India, South Africa and United States

SOURCE: Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Peltzer, E.Nzewi, K.Mohan
KEYWORDS: HIV-ANTIBODY TESTING, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS COUNSELLING, INDIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2645
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/7984
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7984

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Abstract

Stigmatizing attitudes toward persons with AIDS (PWAs) may reduce people's willingness to have themselves tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), thereby increasing the risk of transmission. The aim of this study is to examine attitudes towards HIV testing and determinants of attitudes towards PWAs. The findings reveal important factors related to HIV testing and suggest strategies for developing effective HIV/AIDS counselling programmes in universities.