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Title: ASSESSMENT OF WILLINGNESS OF TB PATIENTS TOWARDS VCT IN SELECTED HEALTH CENTERS, NORTH GONDAR ADMINISTRATIVE ZONE
Authors: AKLILU, AYENEW
Advisors: Dr Abera Kume
Dr. Fikru Tesfaye
Copyright: 2004
Date Added: 22-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: TB/HIV-AIDS are the major public health problem in our country. Studies need to be conducted to assess the behavioural risk factors of its transmission, prevention and stigma/discrimination. A cross sectional study was carried out from November 2003 to 2004 to assess the determinant factors for willingness to VCT and describe underlying stigma of TB-HIV coinfection among TB patients. A multistage sampling procedure was used to select 456 study subjects. Both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods were utilized. Majority of respondents were found to have awareness about HIV/AID, despite the misconceptions about HIV transmission and manifestation of some form of stigma towards HIV/AIDS cases. Majority (97%) of the respondents heard about HIV/AIDS and 69.3% also heard about VCT service. About 88.6% reported willing to have VCT. An other finding, 50.7% believed that exposing HIV/AIDS cases must be made public, 54.4% of the respondents were unwilling to shop in a grocery where the owner is known to have HIV/AIDS and about 47% interviewed study population reply that HIV/AIDS case should be isolated from the public in order to protect the population at large. On a multivariate logistics regression analysis, heard about HIV/AIDS [AOR(95%CI= 4.63(1.32, 16.24),] feel afraid of HIV/AIDS cases [AOR(95%CI= 0.67(1.10, 4.77)], agree to work with HIV case as a coworker [AOR(95%CI=2.63(1.08, 6.40)] and continue to shop to a grocery [AOR(95%CI= 2.46(1.26, 4.81)] were found to be significant determinants for willingness to have VCT service. But employed occupational group [AOR (95%CI = 0.15(0.03, .67)] were found to have a negative association to being willing to VCT. In conclusion, despite high awareness on TB-HIV, still there is misconception which requires an aggressive IEC and also re-emphasizing the need to implement establishing an effective TB-HIV coordinated control programmes disserves a high priority.
Description: A thesis submitted to the school of Graduate studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfilments for the requirements for the degree of Masters of Public Health
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/885
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