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Knowledge and attitude towards voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) services among adolescent high school students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Thupayagale-Tshweneagae, G.
dc.contributor.author Gatta, Abraham Alemayehu
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T08:55:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-28T08:55:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6301
dc.description.abstract Voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VHCT) is one of the key strategies in the prevention of HIV in Ethiopia. However, utilization of the VHCT services among adolescents has been reported as low by previous studies. The purpose of this study was to investigate adolescents’ knowledge and attitudes towards VHCT services among adolescents attending high school in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. A cross-sectional school-based design using quantitative methods was employed to attain the objectives of the study. Data collection was done using self-administered structured questionnaires among 378 adolescent high school students. Data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings revealed that 75.7% of students are aware of the voluntary HIV counselling and testing services; 62.2% use the services and suggested that VHCT services should be located in schools and youth clubs for better access by adolescents. Thirty-two percent of respondents rated themselves at risk of HIV infection and 35.2% were not willing to disclose their HIV positive status to anybody. The findings of the study clearly indicate a need for a more accessible voluntary HIV counselling and testing services for adolescents. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (556 p.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Adolescents en
dc.subject AIDS en
dc.subject High school students en
dc.subject Ethiopia
dc.subject HIV
dc.subject Voluntary HIV counseling and testing
dc.subject.ddc 362.196979009633
dc.subject.ddc AIDS (Disease) -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.ddc AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Counseling of -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.ddc AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.ddc AIDS (Disease) in adolescence -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.ddc HIV-positive youth -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.ddc High school students -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.title Knowledge and attitude towards voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) services among adolescent high school students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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