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dc.contributor.supervisor Harrowing, Jean N.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Olakunle Olugbenga
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-21T19:23:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-21T19:23:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4901
dc.description.abstract The number of AIDS-related deaths in Nigeria is a public health concern. Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) has been shown to be a critical gateway in reducing the disease mortality. However, the benefits of VCT is yet to be effectively optimized, especially in the Global South. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors affecting the uptake of VCT among youth in rural Nigeria. Naturalistic inquiry was used to gather qualitative data from ten rural youth in southwestern Nigeria. An overarching theme was developed: (Dis)Approving Voices. Major themes included: External Voices, Internal Voices, and Voices of Acceptance. The results revealed there are barriers, such as stigma and low levels of awareness, to testing among youth in rural communities. Furthermore, the participants shared the need for more acceptance of VCT users and HIV patients. The implications of the research findings for future policy development are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject access to health services en_US
dc.subject AIDS en_US
dc.subject HIV reduction en_US
dc.subject Nigerian youth en_US
dc.subject rural communities en_US
dc.subject voluntary counselling and testing en_US
dc.subject AIDS (Disease) -- Nigeria -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Nigeria en_US
dc.subject AIDS (Disease) -- Nigeria -- Public opinion en_US
dc.subject HIV infections -- Nigeria -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject HIV infections -- Social aspects -- Nigeria en_US
dc.subject HIV infections -- Nigeria -- Public opinion en_US
dc.subject Stigma (Social psychology) en_US
dc.subject Community health services -- Utilization -- Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Rural health services -- Utilization -- Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Preventive health services -- Utilization -- Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Youth -- Nigeria -- Attitudes en_US
dc.title Factors affecting the uptake of voluntary counselling and testing among youth in rural Nigeria en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0573 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0500 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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