Title
Patient- and delivery-system factors related to acceptance of HIV councelling and testing services among TB patients in South Africa :a qualitative study with community health workders and program managersPatient- and delivery-system factors related to acceptance of HIV councelling and testing services among TB patients in South Africa :a qualitative study with community health workders and program managers
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Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Research group
Research Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (CELLO)
Publication type
article
Publication
London,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Implementation science. - London
Volume/pages
6(2011):27,1, p. 27,10-
ISSN
1748-5908
Article Reference
10
Carrier
E-only publicatie
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Background South Africa has a high tuberculosis (TB)-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection rate of 73%, yet only 46% of tuberculosis TB patients are tested for HIV. To date, relatively little work has focused on understanding why TB patients may not accept effective services or participate in programs that are readily available in health care delivery systems. The objective of the study was to explore barriers to and facilitators of participation in HIV counseling and testing (HCT) among TB patients in the Free State Province, from the perspective of community health workers and program managers who offer services to patients on a daily basis. These two provider groups are positioned to alter the delivery of HCT services in order to improve patient participation and, ultimately, health outcomes
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