Factors Affecting Disclosure of HIV Status to Sexual Partners among Women attending Antenatal Clinic in State Specialist Hospital, Ikere-Ekiti
this study, the factors affecting level of disclosure of HIV staus to sexual
partners was studied among HIV positive women in Ikere Ekiti.
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
interviewer administered questionnnaire was administered to 50 female
respondent attending care and support group meeting. The degree of correlation
between disclosure of HIV status to sexual partner and level of education was
studied using chi square method at level of significance of α = 0.05. other
factors were also compared e.g. stigmatisation, fear of divorce etc.
effort and resources available for HIV care including counselling service, 76%
of patient who have not disclosed their status are not ready for disclosure.
The study also shows that there is no relationship between level of education
and significance. Stigmatization is still a big challenge in the fight against
the scourge as majority attached non disclosure to fear of stigma.
effort is still required in the aspect of disclosure of HIV status among sexual
partners through improvement of counselling section, legislation against non
disclosure that is harmful to others and adoption of contract referal system
into our health policy.
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