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Differences in HIV testing and receipt of results between adolescent and non-adolescent women in Uganda
Authors: Stephen Ediru, Robert Wamala, and Betty Kwagala
Source: AIDS Research and Therapy, 16(1): 1-9; DOI: 10.1186/s12981-019-0233-3
Topic(s): HIV testing
HIV/AIDS
Women's health
Youth
Country: Africa
  Uganda
Published: AUG 2019
Abstract: Despite notable increase in HIV testing among Uganda’s women from 25% in 2006 to 71% in 2011, HIV testing among adolescent women remains very low at 45.5%. This study assesses differences in HIV testing and receipt of results (HTR) between adolescent and non-adolescent women in Uganda. The differences were decomposed into components attributed to variation in characteristics and variation in effects of characteristics in the two groups. The assessment was based on data sourced from 2011 Uganda Demographic Health Survey. Statistical analysis was done using a Non-linear Oaxaca’ Blinder Multivariate Decomposition of the logistic regression. In the results, the difference in HIV testing and receipt of result between adolescent and non-adolescent women was significantly (P?
Web: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12981-019-0233-3