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Qualitative Research Studies
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Yoder, P. Stanley and Priscilla Matinga. 2004. Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) for HIV in Malawi: Public Perspectives and Recent VCT Experiences. DHS Qualitative Research Studies No. 8. Calverton, Maryland, USA: ORC Macro.
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June 2004
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This study was conducted to estimate the degree of interest among adults for getting an HIV test, the circumstances that brought individuals in for testing, and to monitor the experience of clients who came to VCT centers. Field workers interviewed 211 adults about getting tested for HIV as well as 245 adults who came to a VCT facility for an HIV test about what had brought them for testing and their experience in the facility. The study found that the majority of adults were not yet ready to be tested, that men and women had quite different explanations for getting tested, and that VCT clients valued the counseling they received.


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