Title

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for HIV among nursing students in Zambia

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.4314/sljbr.v8i2.1

Publication Date

12-31-2016

Abstract

Access to voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services has become an important tool in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection. A cross-sectional knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) study was conducted with 50 nursing students in Zambia. All students were aware of where to go for VCT, and 80% had reported using VCT services. However, the participants expressed concerns about privacy and confidentiality related to testing, with most students preferring to seek future VCT at a facility far from their workplace. This ongoing fear of stigma associated with HIV testing was similar to the findings of a recent KAP study conducted among young adults in Bo, Sierra Leone.

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2016, African Journals Online.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4314/sljbr.v8i2.1

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