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Determinants of Using Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV/AIDS in

Author(s): Julie Abimanyi Namazzi

Citation: Julie Abimanyi Namazzi, (2010) "Determinants of Using Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV/AIDS in Kenya," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 11, Iss. 5, pp.89 - 96

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


The benefits of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) for HIV are well established with evidence of
reducing risky behavior. Knowledge of positive HIV status can ensure early treatment and care for
HIV/AIDS. However, despite the benefits, use of VCT by Women in Kenya is pretty low. Barriers to
women’s use of VCT particularly due to limited gender roles, poor rural access and inadequate
infrastructure and training of health personnel need to be addressed. Also, stigma associated with
HIV/AIDS testing and disclosure is still a challenge. Associating VCT with a broader range of health
services, community outreach interventions and establishing strong post testing services may be useful in
reducing stigma.