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dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-11-16en_US
dc.identifier.citationHolmberg, Hege. AWARENESS, PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOUR, AND DISCLOSURE OF HIV-RESULT AMONG MOTHERS WITH KNOWN HIV-SEROSTATUS IN MOSHI, TANZANIA. Prosjektoppgave, University of Oslo, 2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/29040
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to look into the level of awareness and knowledge on STI’s (HIV in particular), risk-perception and protective behaviour, and disclosure of HIV test results, in a community severely hit by the HIV-epidemic. 67 women, of them 15 (22,4%) HIV-positive, were interviewed in Kiswahili language, using a structured questionnaire. The interviews took place at two health clinics in Moshi, Tanzania, when the women came for follow-up of their lastborn child. 8,8 % of the population in Tanzania are infected by HIV, figuring as a number 11 of countries with the highest HIV prevalence. Women have a slightly higher HIV-prevalence than men, 56%. More than half of the women (56,1%) reported no monthly income. The great majority, 86,4 %, were currently cohabiting or married. Analysis shows that the level of awareness (100%) and knowledge of HIV is high. Less than half of the women (42,3%) perceive themselves at risk of being infected with HIV. Even among those feeling at risk, behavioural change, such as condom use, is still not seen. A high proportion of women (67%) find it difficult to even suggest the use of condoms. Disclosure rates are high (88,1%), but seropositive women are less likely to disclose their HIV-status (66,7%). HIV-positives report a higher number of lifetime sexual partners (p-value 0,003), and have more children (p-value 0,041) than HIV-negatives. Positive HIV-serostatus and increasing age is associated (p-value 0,003). HIV-positives were more likely to be single (p-value 0,000), and not living with the father of the child enrolled in the study (p-value 0,000).nor
dc.language.isonoben_US
dc.titleAWARENESS, PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOUR, AND DISCLOSURE OF HIV-RESULT AMONG MOTHERS WITH KNOWN HIV-SEROSTATUS IN MOSHI, TANZANIAen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2005-11-25en_US
dc.creator.authorHolmberg, Hegeen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::756en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Holmberg, Hege&rft.title=AWARENESS, PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOUR, AND DISCLOSURE OF HIV-RESULT AMONG MOTHERS WITH KNOWN HIV-SEROSTATUS IN MOSHI, TANZANIA&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2005&rft.degree=Prosjektoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-11362en_US
dc.type.documentProsjektoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo32905en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorBabill Stray-Pedersenen_US
dc.identifier.bibsys052148807en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/29040/3/Prosjektoppgave%5B1%5D.Holmberg.pdf


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