HIV Counseling and Testing Practices at an Urban Hospital in Kampala, Uganda

@article{Wanyenze2005HIVCA,
  title={HIV Counseling and Testing Practices at an Urban Hospital in Kampala, Uganda},
  author={Rhoda K. Wanyenze and Moses R. Kamya and Cheryl A. Liechty and Allan Ronald and David J. Guzman and Fred Wabwire-Mangen and Harriet Mayanja-Kizza and David R. Bangsberg},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={10},
  pages={361-367}
}
While the majority of medical inpatients in Uganda are assumed to be HIV-positive, HIV testing is limited in inpatient settings. This study describes HIV testing practices and risk behavior among medical inpatients at an urban hospital in Uganda. We interviewed 395 adults on the day of discharge. Overall, 46% tested for HIV before or during admission. Of the 20% tested during hospitalization, 64% were HIV-positive. Among 47% who had sex in the previous year, only 14% used condoms consistently… CONTINUE READING

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