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Impact of HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination on HIV Testing Behaviors, and Interventions to Improve HIV Testing Uptake, in Northern Tanzania


Abstract Access to testing for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as other care services related to HIV/AIDS, have greatly improved in Tanzania over the last decade. Despite the country’s efforts to increase the number of individuals who get tested for HIV annually, it is estimated that only 52.2-70.0% of people living with HIV (PLWH) knew their HIV positive status at the end of 2017. In addition, research in Tanzania has shown that HIV-related stigma and discrimination are widespread and contribute to low uptake of HIV testing and non-adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART). In order to achieve the goals set forth by the Government of Tanzania and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), as well as move towards an A... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Allen, Megan (Author) / Jacobs, Bertram (Advisor) / Neuberg, Steven (Committee member) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology / Discrimination / Health seeking behavior / HIV/AIDS / HIV testing / Northern Tanzania / Stigma
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 72 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis Biology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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