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Disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners by people living with HIV

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dc.contributor.advisor Thupayagole-Tshweneyagae, Gloria
dc.contributor.author Oss, Maserame Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-30T12:41:31Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-30T12:41:31Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-30
dc.identifier.citation Oss, Maserame Victoria (2013) Disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners by people living with HIV, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/9784> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/9784
dc.description.abstract This study explored factors associated with the reluctance of people living with HIV (PLWH) to disclose their (Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) statuses to their sexual partners at Galeshewe Day Hospital in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The study was an in-depth interview based qualitative research; and purposive sampling technique was utilised to select 13 PLWH aged between 18 and 45. Among males, factors contributing to the reluctance of disclosure to sexual partners are ignorance, fear of rejection, not knowing where to start when disclosing and secrecy. Despite the complexity of disclosure, all participants understood the importance of disclosing to sexual partners as this will prevent new infections. There is a need for HIV prevention strategies to focus on males particularly, to strengthen disclosure counselling services provided to PLWH and to advocate strongly for partner testing en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 49 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject Disclosure en
dc.subject Sexual partnership en
dc.subject HIV status en
dc.subject Sero-discordance en
dc.subject.ddc 362.19697920968711
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- South Africa -- Kimberley
dc.subject.lcsh Self-disclosure -- South Africa -- Kimberley
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations -- South Africa -- Kimberley
dc.subject.lcsh Galeshewe (Kimberley, South Africa) -- Health promotion services
dc.title Disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners by people living with HIV en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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