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The burden of knowing: balancing benefits and barriers in HIV testing decisions. a qualitative study from Zambia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, January 2012
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Title
The burden of knowing: balancing benefits and barriers in HIV testing decisions. a qualitative study from Zambia
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-12-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Marte Jürgensen, Mary Tuba, Knut Fylkesnes, Astrid Blystad

Abstract

Client-initiated HIV counselling and testing has been scaled up in many African countries, in the form of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT). Test rates have remained low, with HIV-related stigma being an important barrier to HIV testing. This study explored HIV testing decisions in one rural and one urban district in Zambia with high HIV prevalence and available antiretroviral treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Unknown 115 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 24%
Researcher 20 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 13%
Student > Postgraduate 13 11%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Other 22 19%
Unknown 9 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 28%
Social Sciences 27 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 15%
Psychology 9 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 3%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 12 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 30 January 2012.
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#7,731,211
of 12,372,945 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,876
of 4,083 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#116,821
of 222,422 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#119
of 220 outputs
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