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dc.contributor.authorNangendo, Joanita
dc.contributor.authorKatahoire, Anne R.
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong-Hough, Mari
dc.contributor.authorKabami, Jane
dc.contributor.authorOdei Obeng-Amoako, Gloria
dc.contributor.authorMuwema, Mercy
dc.contributor.authorSemitala, Fred C.
dc.contributor.authorKaramagi, Charles A.
dc.contributor.authorWanyenze, Rhoda K.
dc.contributor.authorKamya, Moses R.
dc.contributor.authorKalyango, Joan N.
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T19:46:35Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T19:46:35Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationNangendo J, Katahoire AR, Armstrong- Hough M, Kabami J, Obeng-Amoako GO, Muwema M, et al. (2020) Prevalence, associated factors and perspectives of HIV testing among men in Uganda. PLoS ONE 15(8): e0237402. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0237402en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0237402
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1850
dc.description.abstractDespite overall increase in HIV testing, more men than women remain untested. In 2018, 92% of Ugandan women but only 67% of men had tested for HIV. Understanding men’s needs and concerns for testing could guide delivery of HIV testing services (HTS) to them. We assessed the prevalence of testing, associated factors and men’s perspectives on HIV testing in urban and peri-urban communities in Central Uganda. Methods and findings We conducted a parallel-convergent mixed-methods study among men in Kampala and Mpigi districts from August to September 2018. Using two-stage sampling, we selected 1340 men from Mpigi. We administered a structured questionnaire to collect data on HIV testing history, socio-demographics, self-reported HIV risk-related behaviors, barriers and facilitators to HIV testing. We also conducted 10 focus-groups with men from both districts to learn their perspectives on HIV testing. We used modified Poisson regression to assess factors associated with HIV testing and inductive thematic analysis to identify barriers and facilitators. Though 84.0% of men reported having tested for HIV, only 65.7% had tested in the past 12-months despite nearly all (96.7%) engaging in at least one HIV risk-related behavior. Men were more likely to have tested if aged 25–49 years, Catholic, with secondary or higher education and circumcised. Being married was associated with ever-testing while being widowed or divorced was associated with testing in past 12-months.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPLoS ONEen_US
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_US
dc.subjectHIV testingen_US
dc.subjectMenen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titlePrevalence, associated factors and perspectives of HIV testing among men in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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