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Title: HIV/AIDS-related stigma and HIV test uptake in Ghana: evidence from the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey
Authors: Novignon, Jacob
Novignon, Nicholas
Aryeetey, Genevieve
Nonvignon, Justice
Keywords: HIV/AIDS
HIV test uptake
Logistic regression
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: African Population Studies
Citation: African Population Studies Vol. 28, No. 3, 2014
Abstract: The study examined the association between HIV test uptake and socioeconomic characteristics of individu-als, including HIV-related stigma behaviours. The study also investigated the socioeconomic determinants of HIV-related stigma in Ghana. Cross tabulations and logistic regression techniques were applied to data from the 2008 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey. The results showed significantly low HIV test uptake and some level of HIV-related stigma prevalence in Ghana. Higher wealth status, educational attainment and HIV-related stigma were significant determinants of HIV test uptake. Aside wealth status and education, ru-ral place of residence and religious affiliation were positive and significant determinants of HIV-related stig-ma. The findings call for comprehensive HIV education including treatment, prevention and care. Legislations to discourage stigma and improve HIV-testing will be critical policy steps in the right direction.
Description: An article published by African Population Studies Vol. 28, No. 3, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10619
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