The negative role of husbands/male partners in the uptake of HIV testing by their wives/partners : a Zimbabwean study

Bara, Wilbert (2008-03)

Thesis (MPhil) -- Stellenbosch University, 2008.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The decreased uptake of HIV Testing by women when their husbands, or partners, know of the intention to do the HIV Test is a practical problem that was being addressed in this research paper. The between-participants questionnaire survey research design was used. Focus Group Interviews were contacted with homogenous group of women. One was at a Suburban Local Clinic with a group of nurses. Another focus group discussion was at a Suburban District Office with a group of People Living with HIV/AIDS. The discussions were done to inform a questionnaire for the questionnaire instrument. Statistical testing was applied on the data for significance testing. The research revealed that men decrease the tendency of their wives, or partners, to take up HIV Testing.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING:Die studie ondersoek die fenomeen van afname in toetsing by mans/vrouens indien hulle metgeselle reeds die MIV toets ondergaan het. ‘n vraelys is gebruik en die fokusgroep tegniek is gebruik om data in te samel. Data is statisties verwerk en dit blyk dat mans die sondaars in hierdie verband is. Voorstelle ter verbetering van die stand van sake word gedoen en suggesties word gelaat vir die beter gebruik van vrywillige toetsing vir MIV in Zimbabwe.

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