Assessment of Factors affecting uptake of Voluntary Counseling and Testing among Youth in Central District, Zanzibar

Moh’d, Said Kassim (2015) Assessment of Factors affecting uptake of Voluntary Counseling and Testing among Youth in Central District, Zanzibar. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Globally, an estimated 11.8 million young people aged 15-24 are living with HIV/AIDS. In Tanzania in 2003, among the 1.6 million people with HIV/AIDS, 15% were 15-24 years old, and 60% of new infection occurred among youth. Therefore, considering such rate of HIV infection, youth deserve to be the focus of HIV prevention efforts. The VCT is among of HIV intervention measures that are implemented in Zanzibar, youth are among of the targeted group whose attendance has been reported low, hence the needy of this study. This study adopted a descriptive research design. Qualitative and Quantitative methods were also used in this study. Data were collected through reviewing documents, questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussion (FGD). Only quarter of the youth in the district have had voluntary counseling and testing services Therefore measures are needed to promote uptake including raising awareness to youths.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:38
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:38
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1255

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