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An investigation of the uptake of voluntary counselling and testing by adolescents aged 15 to 19 at two integrated youth friendly service sites in Gauteng, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Koen, Elize
dc.contributor.author Ndzombane, Lindelwa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-19T10:38:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-19T10:38:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.citation Ndzombane, Lindelwa (2012) An investigation of the uptake of voluntary counselling and testing by adolescents aged 15 to 19 at two integrated youth friendly service sites in Gauteng, South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/8050> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/8050
dc.description.abstract Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) is at the core of HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care programmes. Timely access to treatment and related services requires knowledge of one‟s HIV status. Adolescents are at the epicentre of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. This study investigated the factors that influence adolescents‟ decisions to actively seek VCT. Semi-structured, in-depth individual interviews were conducted with twelve adolescents aged 15 to 19 who were conveniently selected to participate in the study. The study found that adolescents have extensive knowledge regarding the benefits of VCT and acknowledge the need to test for HIV. However, fear of the consequences of testing positive for HIV such as stigmatisation by family and the community, inability to influence their partners to take an HIV test and the inability to make their own decisions and follow through on them still hinder their maximum uptake of VCT. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 188 leaves : ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Adolescents en
dc.subject Youth friendly service en
dc.subject HIV knowledge en
dc.subject Motivation en
dc.subject Behavioural skills en
dc.subject HIV and AIDS en
dc.subject Risky behaviour en
dc.subject Stigma en
dc.subject VCT uptake en
dc.subject.ddc 362.19697920096822
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) in adolescence -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh High school students -- Health and hygiene -- South Africa
dc.title An investigation of the uptake of voluntary counselling and testing by adolescents aged 15 to 19 at two integrated youth friendly service sites in Gauteng, South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Sociology en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/AIDS


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