Assessment of the Utilization of Voluntary Counselling and Testing Services among Youths: A Case Study of Singida Municipality

Nyangi, Margaret Paskal (2017) Assessment of the Utilization of Voluntary Counselling and Testing Services among Youths: A Case Study of Singida Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Guided by the Theory of Change and Health Belief Model, this study examined the awareness or responsiveness of the youth in Singida Municipality to the voluntary testing and counselling services offered by such institutions inthe Municipality. The study was guided by three objectives. These were;to determine the awareness of the youth about voluntary counselling and testing servicesin Singida Municipality, to determine the youth’s attitudes on HIV/AIDS voluntary counselling on testing uptakes services to suggest ways that should be done in order to make the youth in Singida Municipality comfortably accessthe HIV /AIDS VCT services. The study used a sample size of 45 respondents who were purposively selected. The collected data were analysed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 17 and are presented in figures, pie charts, tables and graphs where necessary they were expressed as content analysis. It was revealed that the youth in Singida Municipality had some awareness on the services provided by VCT centres in the municipality. More so, this awareness was largely propelled by pressing issues such as pregnancy, sickness, accidents and marriages which the youth encountered hence the need to seek such services. The study recommends for more measures to be taken by all stakeholders involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS to offer more better services to the youth so as to attract them to take interest in what the VCT centres have to offer hence achieving the mission in the fight against the prevalence of HIV/AIDS.

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 Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 16:36
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 16:36

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