Acceptability of routine HIV counselling and testing, and HIV seroprevalence in Ugandan hospitals.

TitleAcceptability of routine HIV counselling and testing, and HIV seroprevalence in Ugandan hospitals.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWanyenze, RK, Nawavvu, C, Namale, AS, Mayanja, B, Bunnell, R, Abang, B, Amanyire, G, Sewankambo, NK, Kamya, MR
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume86
Issue4
Pagination302-9
Date Published2008 Apr
ISSN1564-0604
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Aged, Child, Child, Preschool, Directive Counseling, Female, HIV Infections, HIV Seropositivity, HIV Seroprevalence, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Sexual Partners, Uganda
Abstract

Mulago and Mbarara hospitals are large tertiary hospitals in Uganda with a high HIV/AIDS burden. Until recently, HIV testing was available only upon request and payment. From November 2004, routine free HIV testing and counselling has been offered to improve testing coverage and the clinical management of patients. All patients in participating units who had not previously tested HIV-positive were offered HIV testing. Family members of patients seen at the hospitals were also offered testing.

Alternate JournalBull. World Health Organ.
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