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Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for changing HIV-related risk behavior in developing countries

Creator:

fonner, V.A., et al

Subject Keywords: VCT, HIV-related risk behaviors, Developing countries
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Prevention
Chronic Conditions
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

Learning one's HIV status and receiving counseling is an important step to receiving HIV-related care and treatment, but also an important intervention for potentially changing risk behaviors related to HIV. A systematic review of the literature and a quantitative assessment found that VCT is an effective strategy for reducing some HIV-related risk behaviors, including decreasing the number of sexual partners of participants. Condom use was also significantly increased among participants who tested HIV-positive during VCT. Future research is needed to understand how VCT can be delivered more effectively to maximize its potential as an HIV prevention strategy.

Date:

12/09/2012

Rights: © The Cochrane Collaboration
Suggested citation:

fonner, V.A., et al. (2012) Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for changing HIV-related risk behavior in developing countries [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/274027 [Accessed: 21st September 2019].

  

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