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dc.contributor.authorReilley, B
dc.contributor.authorHiwot, Z G
dc.contributor.authorMesure, J
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-03T13:56:28Z
dc.date.available2008-04-03T13:56:28Z
dc.date.issued2004-07
dc.identifier.citationAcceptability and Utilisation of Services for Voluntary Counselling [corrected] and Testing and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Kahsey Abera Hospital, Humera, Tigray, Ethiopia. 2004, 42 (3):173-7 Ethiop. Med. J.en
dc.identifier.issn0014-1755
dc.identifier.pmid16895034
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/22204
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: A study was conducted to assess the acceptability and utilization of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) services in Kahsey Abera Hospital, Humera. METHODS: Retrospective data was taken from hospital consultation logbooks from January 2002 to February 2003, and focus group discussions were conducted in March 2003 in the community. RESULTS: While the services were known and utilization is increasing, important misconceptions about the medical services, disease transmission, and STI treatment persist. Although hospital care was generally considered of high quality, persons often go to pharmacies to self-treat for STIs due to concerns about confidentiality, and the stigma of HIV deters many from wanting to know their serostatus. CONCLUSIONS: Additional education is needed on HIV/AIDS, STIs, and the medical services provided. Education may make use of community health workers or outreach workers in a small group where participants can feel comfortable to ask sensitive questions. HIV/AIDS treatment is planned for the near future and may be significant in reducing HIV/AIDS stigma.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Ethiopian Medical Journalen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Servicesen
dc.subject.meshCounselingen
dc.subject.meshEthiopiaen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshFocus Groupsen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Careen
dc.subject.meshQualitative Researchen
dc.subject.meshSexually Transmitted Diseasesen
dc.titleAcceptability and Utilisation of Services for Voluntary Counselling [corrected] and Testing and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Kahsey Abera Hospital, Humera, Tigray, Ethiopia.en
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins sans Frontieres USA, 333 Seventh Avenue, 2nd floor 1001-5004, New York, USA.en
dc.identifier.journalEthiopian Medical Journalen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T09:45:16Z
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: A study was conducted to assess the acceptability and utilization of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) services in Kahsey Abera Hospital, Humera. METHODS: Retrospective data was taken from hospital consultation logbooks from January 2002 to February 2003, and focus group discussions were conducted in March 2003 in the community. RESULTS: While the services were known and utilization is increasing, important misconceptions about the medical services, disease transmission, and STI treatment persist. Although hospital care was generally considered of high quality, persons often go to pharmacies to self-treat for STIs due to concerns about confidentiality, and the stigma of HIV deters many from wanting to know their serostatus. CONCLUSIONS: Additional education is needed on HIV/AIDS, STIs, and the medical services provided. Education may make use of community health workers or outreach workers in a small group where participants can feel comfortable to ask sensitive questions. HIV/AIDS treatment is planned for the near future and may be significant in reducing HIV/AIDS stigma.


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