Factors contributing to home-based acceptability of rapid testing for HIV infection among the inner city commuter population in Johannesburg, South Africa

SOURCE: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Muloongo, N.Tshuma, L.Chimoyi, G.Setswe, B.Sarfo, P.Nyasulu
KEYWORDS: HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING (HTC), HIV/AIDS, JOHANNESBURG
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8354
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/2253

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Abstract

The study aimed to determine factors contributing to the acceptability of home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT) among commuters in Johannesburg inner city. Simple random sampling was used to select participants in a venue based intercept survey at Noord Street taxi rank in Johannesburg central business district. A total of 1146 individuals were interviewed and logistic regression analysis assessed factors associated with HBHCT acceptability.