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Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards voluntary HIV counselling and testing among adolescents of a senior high school in Nigeria

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dc.contributor.advisor Moleke, M. M.
dc.contributor.author Mayaki, Toluwalase Feyisetan
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-16T11:56:20Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-16T11:56:20Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-16
dc.identifier.citation Mayaki, Toluwalase Feyisetan (2013) Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards voluntary HIV counselling and testing among adolescents of a senior high school in Nigeria, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/9503> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/9503
dc.description.abstract Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV is a vital tool in HIV prevention and care, available information indicates low uptake among Nigerian adolescents despite effort at combating the scourge of HIV/AIDS. A cross sectional quantitative descriptive study was conducted to describe the knowledge, understand the attitudes and practices of VCT among adolescents of senior high school in Nigeria with the aim of informing VCT services and policies. A systematic random sampling of 100 adolescents was done and data collected by means of structured self-administered questionnaires. The study revealed inadequate knowledge on VCT among the study participants which is probably responsible for their poor VCT uptake. Free VCT services and availability of VCT services within the school are factors that could motivate VCT uptake among the students. There is need to enhance dissemination of VCT information among youth and create youth-friendly VCT services to increase VCT uptake among adolescents en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 67 leaves.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Attitude en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Practice en
dc.subject Student en
dc.subject VC en
dc.subject.ddc 616.330096822
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive youth -- Counseling of -- Nigeria
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive youth -- Nigeria--Attitudes
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards voluntary HIV counselling and testing among adolescents of a senior high school in Nigeria en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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