Factors affecting Hiv Status Disclosure among People living with Hiv/Aids in Uganda: A case study of Taso Masindi.
Kagwire, Muhama G (Supervisor)
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This study aimed at establishing the factors affecting HIV sero-status disclosure among people living with HIV /AIDS in Uganda through a case study of TASO Masindi. The study adopted a cross-sectional descriptive research design in which both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used. The study objectives were: to establish the level of HIV-positive sero-status disclosure among TASO Masindi clients, identify social-cultural and economic factors that positively or negatively influence HIV-positive sero-status disclosure among PLWHAs in TASO Masindi, and to generate strategies that minimize the impact of the factors that hinder HIV-positive sero-status disclosure. Data was collected using structured and non-structured questionnaires, an interview guide and documentary review. Quantitative data was entered into the Statistical Package for Social Scientists version 12.0, and analysis was done using Pearson product correlation coefficient to establish relationships between variables while regression analysis determined the strength of the relationship among the study variables. The findings indicated that economic and gender-related factors, stigma and discrimination, and domestic violence hindered disclosure of positive sero-status among