Keep Talking About It: HIV/AIDS-Related Communication and Prior HIV Testing in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Thailand

@article{Hendriksen2009KeepTA,
  title={Keep Talking About It: HIV/AIDS-Related Communication and Prior HIV Testing in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Thailand},
  author={Ellen Hendriksen and Daniel Hlubinka and Suwat Chariyalertsak and Alfred Chingono and Glenda E. Gray and Jessie Mbwambo and Linda Marleine Richter and Michal Kulich and Thomas J Coates},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={1213-1221}
}
Informal, interpersonal communication within a community about HIV and AIDS, or lack of such communication, may influence community members’ uptake of voluntary counseling and testing. Drawing from Noelle-Neumann’s spiral of silence theory, this study examined the association between communication about HIV/AIDS and prior HIV testing in communities in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Thailand. Participants (N = 14,818) in 48 communities across five sites throughout the four countries… 
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