Using VCT statistics from Kenya in understanding the association between gender and HIV

Publish Year : 2007
Publisher : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS
Author Name : K.N. Otwombe, P. Ndindi, C. Ajema, and J. Wanyungu

Description :

This paper demonstrates the importance of utilising official statistics from the voluntary counselling and testing centres (VCT) to determine the association between gender and HIV infection rates in Kenya. The study design adopted was a record based survey of data collected from VCT sites in Kenya. Of those who were tested, significantly more females tested positive and had twice as high a chance of being infected by HIV than males. The paper concludes that VCT statistics may lead to better planning of services and gender sensitive interventions if utilized well.

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