"It's better not to know": perceived barriers to HIV voluntary counseling and testing among sub-Saharan African migrants in Belgium.

@article{Manirankunda2009ItsBN,
  title={"It's better not to know": perceived barriers to HIV voluntary counseling and testing among sub-Saharan African migrants in Belgium.},
  author={Lazare Manirankunda and Jasna Loos and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Assebide Alou and Robert Colebunders and Christiana N{\"o}stlinger},
  journal={AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={582-93}
}
This study explored perceptions, needs, and barriers of sub-Saharan African migrants in relation to HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT). Using an inductive qualitative methodological approach, data were obtained from focus group discussions. Results showed that participants were in principle in favor of VCT. However, they indicated that barriers outweighed advantages. Such barriers included fear of positive test results and its related personal and social consequences, lack of… CONTINUE READING

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