HIV testing attitudes, AIDS stigma, and voluntary HIV counselling and testing in a black township in Cape Town, South Africa

SOURCE: Sexually Transmitted Infections
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi
KEYWORDS: CAPE TOWN, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS COUNSELLING, TOWNSHIP
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
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Abstract

A cornerstone of HIV prevention in South Africa is voluntary HIV antibody counselling and testing (VCT), but only in five South Africans aware of VCT have been tested. This study examines the relation between HIV testing history, attitudes towards testing and AIDS stigmas.