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dc.contributor.advisorEsau, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorAmde, Woldekidan Kifle
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-30T11:01:58Z
dc.date.available2014-09-30T11:01:58Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11394/3726
dc.descriptionMagister Artium - MAen_US
dc.description.abstractDespite wide acceptance of Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) as a crucial entry point for the prevention, treatment, care and support of HIV-infected persons; the prevalence of testing in Ethiopia remains very low. A review of the literature identifies the set of factors that influence HIV testing of individuals to include socio-economic and demographic factors, knowledge of HIV/AIDS, risk perception, fear of stigma, social capital and the perceived benefit of VCT. By drawing assumptions based on the known literature, this mini-thesis explores the relationship between VCT usage and the above factors in order to explain the status of HIV testing in Moher and Aklil district, Gurage Zone, Ethiopia. The study hopes to address the dearth of material on VCT and contribute to it in a non-clinical and rural context.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEthiopiaen_US
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_US
dc.subjectPreventionen_US
dc.subjectVoluntary counselling and testingen_US
dc.subjectBarriersen_US
dc.subjectFear of stigmaen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge of HIV/AIDSen_US
dc.subjectRisk perception of HIV/AIDSen_US
dc.subjectSocial capitalen_US
dc.subjectPerceived benefit of VCTen_US
dc.titleBarriers to voluntary counseling and testing of individuals in selected areas of the gurage zone, Ethiopiaen_US
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