Factors that lead to HIV positive people to disclose or not
There have been new infections of HIV despite campaigns aimed at arresting the further spread of the epidemic particularly the new infections.
This study sought to investigate whether HIV positive individuals disclose their status to their sexual partners.
The study looked at both longtime partners and casual partners.
The overall aim was to find the factors that contribute to non-disclosure or to disclosure to sexual partners by HIV positive individuals.
This study, like others sited herein, showed that majority of people who disclosed their status to their partners received positive outcomes.
This serves to show that, despite popular belief that there are always negative outcomes; disclosure is associated with moral and social support.
HIV status disclosure can act as a kingpin in the realisation of the UNAIDS goal of zero discrimination, zero HIV/AIDS related deaths and zero new infections.
What needs to be done, as alluded to in the recommendations section, is that HIV/AIDS health workers are trained so that they have skills to educate people about disclosure and the importance thereof.
I am a man who is very passionate about HIV/AIDS issues.
These issues have caused preventable deaths particurlarly in sub saharan Africa.
It is my hope that mankind will benefit from the contributions made by this book.