publication . Article . 2010

Gender differences regarding barriers and motivators of HIV status disclosure among HIV-positive service users

Kebede Deribe; Woldemichael K; Bj, Njau; Yakob B; Biadgilign S; Amberbir A;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2010
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
are inconsistent findings about the relation between gender and HIV status disclosure. We conducted a facility-based cross- sectional study, using qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, to explore gender differences in HIV-positive status disclosure among service users in south-west Ethiopia. Among 705 participants, an equal number of men and women (94.6% men v. 94.3%, women) indicated that they had disclosed their result to someone, and the majority (90.9% men v. 90.7% women) to their current main partner. 'It is customary to tell my partner everything' was the most frequently cited reason for disclosing (62.5% men v. 68.5% women). Reasons for no...
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free text keywords: Immunology and Allergy, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health(social science), Infectious Diseases, Sexual partner, Cross-sectional study, Worry, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychological intervention, Developing country, Medicine, business.industry, business, Self-disclosure, Poverty, Truth Disclosure, Clinical psychology, Social psychology
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