Patient experiences following acute HIV infection diagnosis and counseling in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Wolpaw, Benjamin J en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mathews, Catherine en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mtshizana, Yolisa en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Chopra, Mickey en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Hardie, Diana en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Lurie, Mark N en_ZA
dc.contributor.author De Azevedo, Virginia en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Jennings, Karen en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-20T16:01:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-20T16:01:50Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Wolpaw, B. J., Mathews, C., Mtshizana, Y., Chopra, M., Hardie, D., Lurie, M. N., ... & Jennings, K. (2013). Patient experiences following acute HIV infection diagnosis and counseling in South Africa. PloS one, 9(8), e105459. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105459 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15906
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0105459
dc.description.abstract Individuals in the acute stage of HIV infection (AHI) have an elevated potential to transmit HIV and play a critical role in the growth of the epidemic. Routine identification and counseling of individuals during AHI could decrease transmission behavior during this key period. However, diagnosis of AHI may present challenges distinct from those experienced through diagnosis of established HIV infection. A study was conducted in a public youth clinic outside of Cape Town, South Africa, to identify and counsel individuals with acute stage HIV infection. In-depth interviews were conducted with patients following diagnosis. After counseling, patients were accepting of the testing regimen used to diagnose AHI. They used the knowledge of having been recently infected to identify the source of their infection, but did not retain or place importance on information regarding the increased ability to transmit HIV during the acute stage. Future interventions directed at the reduction of HIV transmission following diagnosis with AHI will need to find ways of making this information more salient, possibly through more culturally meaningful educational approaches. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_ZA
dc.rights This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. en_ZA
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dc.source PLoS One en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://journals.plos.org/plosone en_ZA
dc.subject.other HIV en_ZA
dc.subject.other HIV diagnosis and management en_ZA
dc.subject.other HIV infections en_ZA
dc.subject.other HIV epidemiology en_ZA
dc.subject.other South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health services research en_ZA
dc.subject.other Patients en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sexually transmitted diseases en_ZA
dc.title Patient experiences following acute HIV infection diagnosis and counseling in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.rights.holder © 2014 Wolpaw et al en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Virology en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Wolpaw, B. J., Mathews, C., Mtshizana, Y., Chopra, M., Hardie, D., Lurie, M. N., ... Jennings, K. (2014). Patient experiences following acute HIV infection diagnosis and counseling in South Africa. <i>PLoS One</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15906 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Wolpaw, Benjamin J, Catherine Mathews, Yolisa Mtshizana, Mickey Chopra, Diana Hardie, Mark N Lurie, Virginia De Azevedo, and Karen Jennings "Patient experiences following acute HIV infection diagnosis and counseling in South Africa." <i>PLoS One</i> (2014) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15906 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Wolpaw BJ, Mathews C, Mtshizana Y, Chopra M, Hardie D, Lurie MN, et al. Patient experiences following acute HIV infection diagnosis and counseling in South Africa. PLoS One. 2014; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15906. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Wolpaw, Benjamin J AU - Mathews, Catherine AU - Mtshizana, Yolisa AU - Chopra, Mickey AU - Hardie, Diana AU - Lurie, Mark N AU - De Azevedo, Virginia AU - Jennings, Karen AB - Individuals in the acute stage of HIV infection (AHI) have an elevated potential to transmit HIV and play a critical role in the growth of the epidemic. Routine identification and counseling of individuals during AHI could decrease transmission behavior during this key period. However, diagnosis of AHI may present challenges distinct from those experienced through diagnosis of established HIV infection. A study was conducted in a public youth clinic outside of Cape Town, South Africa, to identify and counsel individuals with acute stage HIV infection. In-depth interviews were conducted with patients following diagnosis. After counseling, patients were accepting of the testing regimen used to diagnose AHI. They used the knowledge of having been recently infected to identify the source of their infection, but did not retain or place importance on information regarding the increased ability to transmit HIV during the acute stage. Future interventions directed at the reduction of HIV transmission following diagnosis with AHI will need to find ways of making this information more salient, possibly through more culturally meaningful educational approaches. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DO - 10.1371/journal.pone.0105459 DP - University of Cape Town J1 - PLoS One LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - Patient experiences following acute HIV infection diagnosis and counseling in South Africa TI - Patient experiences following acute HIV infection diagnosis and counseling in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15906 ER - en_ZA


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