Patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of Disclosure of HIV status among women and men living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cooper, Diane en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Austin, Evelyn en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-25T17:05:01Z
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dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Austin, E. 2012. Patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of Disclosure of HIV status among women and men living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14311
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to explore and examine the patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of HIV status disclosure among men and women at ARV clinics in low-income area clinics in Cape Town, South Africa and highlight areas for intervention and counselling improvement. The specific objectives were to: * Understand the factors that are associated with disclosure * Explore factors that constrain/promote disclosure of HIV status * Explore who people disclose to and why? * Investigate what impact positive/negative reactions may have had on one's health and hopefulness of living with the virus. * Make recommendations on how to address disclosure in support and treatment programs for people living with HIV. This is a sub-study of a larger study to determine the effectiveness of reproductive health interventions in 4 clinics in Cape Town. This sub-study makes use of the first two sets of interviews out of a total of 3. This was a cohort study design with structured interviews and patient exit interviews. Data were collected between September 2007 and December 2008 in the four clinics. Ethics approval was granted by the Health Sciences Faculty Research Ethics Committee - REC REF: 429/2006. Given the constantly changing nature of HIV in South Africa, tracking changes in the dynamics of disclosure over time is important, rather than relying on 'snapshot' perspectives. Analysis was fore grounded in global and Sub-Saharan African trends to draw out specificities from the South African context. The study concluded by highlighting gaps for further research and practical implications for the future of HIV prevention, support, care and treatment programming. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Public Health en_ZA
dc.title Patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of Disclosure of HIV status among women and men living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPH en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Austin, E. (2012). <i>Patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of Disclosure of HIV status among women and men living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14311 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Austin, Evelyn. <i>"Patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of Disclosure of HIV status among women and men living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14311 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Austin E. Patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of Disclosure of HIV status among women and men living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14311 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Austin, Evelyn AB - The aim of this study was to explore and examine the patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of HIV status disclosure among men and women at ARV clinics in low-income area clinics in Cape Town, South Africa and highlight areas for intervention and counselling improvement. The specific objectives were to: * Understand the factors that are associated with disclosure * Explore factors that constrain/promote disclosure of HIV status * Explore who people disclose to and why? * Investigate what impact positive/negative reactions may have had on one's health and hopefulness of living with the virus. * Make recommendations on how to address disclosure in support and treatment programs for people living with HIV. This is a sub-study of a larger study to determine the effectiveness of reproductive health interventions in 4 clinics in Cape Town. This sub-study makes use of the first two sets of interviews out of a total of 3. This was a cohort study design with structured interviews and patient exit interviews. Data were collected between September 2007 and December 2008 in the four clinics. Ethics approval was granted by the Health Sciences Faculty Research Ethics Committee - REC REF: 429/2006. Given the constantly changing nature of HIV in South Africa, tracking changes in the dynamics of disclosure over time is important, rather than relying on 'snapshot' perspectives. Analysis was fore grounded in global and Sub-Saharan African trends to draw out specificities from the South African context. The study concluded by highlighting gaps for further research and practical implications for the future of HIV prevention, support, care and treatment programming. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of Disclosure of HIV status among women and men living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa TI - Patterns, dynamics and influencing factors of Disclosure of HIV status among women and men living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14311 ER - en_ZA


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