An Assessment of Social Cultural Factors Influencing HIV Status Disclosure among Pregnant Women in Tanzania: A Case of Amana Hospital in Ilala District

Matle,, Angela Pius (2018) An Assessment of Social Cultural Factors Influencing HIV Status Disclosure among Pregnant Women in Tanzania: A Case of Amana Hospital in Ilala District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study focused on the assessment on the effect of culture on HIV status disclosure for pregnant women in Tanzania, in this study several factors were put into examination. Factors such as fear of abandonment, stigma, social acceptance, social support, blame and violence were studied intensively. The study was designed to be descriptive in nature and therefore a sample of 100 respondents was approached so as to meet the objectives of the study. The respondent included pregnant women to Amana hospital. The primary data for this study was obtained through questionnaire and observation while secondary data was obtained through documentary review. The quantitative data was analyzed using the statistical package known as SPSS version 22, the percentages, tables and frequencies were produced in order to summarize the results. The finding of the study shows that the identified factors such as fear of abandonment, stigma, social acceptance, social support, blame and violence are still active in influencing people’s decision to disclose their HIV status. Further the study outlined some recommendations to deal with the situation such as community based programs i.e. programs need to be community based in an attempt to reduce the stigmatization of individuals with HIV and increase their access to social support systems and health care facilities and voluntary counselling and testing i.e. recommended that there should be multiple counselling sessions after the client has disclosed to provide ongoing support and encouragement

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 08:45
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 08:45
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2309

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