Potential for abuse in the VCT counselling room: service provider's perceptions in Kenya.

  title={Potential for abuse in the VCT counselling room: service provider's perceptions in Kenya.},
  author={Curtis Hamilton and D Okoko and Rachel Tolhurst and Nduku Kilonzo and Sally Theobald and Miriam Taegtmeyer},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  volume={23 6},
The rapid scale-up of HIV counselling and testing programmes in Kenya has led to quality concerns, including the potential for abuse within the private, confidential setting of client-initiated voluntary counselling and testing (VCT). A qualitative study was conducted in three provinces of Kenya, involving 26 VCT service providers and 13 key informants. First and second hand accounts of emotional, physical and sexual abuse emerged in all three study sites in spite of measures to mitigate such… 

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