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Home-based HIV counseling and testing: Client experiences and perceptions in Eastern Uganda

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2012
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Title
Home-based HIV counseling and testing: Client experiences and perceptions in Eastern Uganda
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-966
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Authors

David Kyaddondo, Rhoda K Wanyenze, John Kinsman, Anita Hardon

Abstract

Though prevention and treatment depend on individuals knowing their HIV status, the uptake of testing remains low in Sub-Saharan Africa. One initiative to encourage HIV testing involves delivering services at home. However, doubts have been cast about the ability of Home-Based HIV Counseling and Testing (HBHCT) to adhere to ethical practices including consent, confidentiality, and access to HIV care post-test. This study explored client experiences in relation these ethical issues.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
Unknown 78 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 35%
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 7 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 20 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 23%
Social Sciences 18 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Mathematics 3 4%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 9 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 December 2012.
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#7,048,431
of 13,312,816 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#5,405
of 9,172 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#62,232
of 144,942 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#497
of 1,029 outputs
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