[Attitude to voluntary HIV testing and result disclosure among rural residents in China].

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To identify the determinants of individual acceptance of voluntary HIV testing and the scope of test results disclosure. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed to interview 1 057 subjects aged 15 - 49. RESULTS Among 653 subjects who had heard of HIV/AIDS, 575 (88.1%) reported willingness to be tested for HIV infection. Of subjects who would accept the offer, 90.2% agreed to disclose testing results to their spouse, 77.1% to other family member, 54.8% to their friends and 50.8% to their neighbors. Logistic regression analysis indicated that the acceptability was associated with being a man, and having better knowledge in HIV/AIDS. CONCLUSIONS The level of acceptability of voluntary HIV testing is high among people who know about HIV/AIDS. Given the large number of people in rural China who never heard of HIV/AIDS, it is important to carry out information-oriented education activities to increase AIDS awareness among rural residents.

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@article{Liu2001AttitudeTV, title={[Attitude to voluntary HIV testing and result disclosure among rural residents in China].}, author={H. M. Liu and Zhenkun Ma and Wan Jun Yu}, journal={Zhonghua yu fang yi xue za zhi [Chinese journal of preventive medicine]}, year={2001}, volume={35 1}, pages={30-2} }