Community Based Promotion on VCT Acceptance among Rural Migrants in Shanghai, China
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.