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African Journal of Infectious Diseases

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HIV/Aids knowledge and prior testing at ‘Africa goal’ outreach events in east and southern Africa

Hannah B. Jones, Robert Gross

Abstract


Background: A quality improvement initiative was created during the 2014 Africa Goal campaign, which uses live screenings of FIFA World Cup football matches as a platform for local organizations to provide HIV outreach and services in East and Southern Africa.

Materials and Methods: Survey data assessed attendees’ baseline knowledge of HIV and prevalence of prior testing.

Results: The data showed a high level of knowledge and prior testing among both men and women, with no statistical differences based on gender.

Conclusion: The level of knowledge about HIV may be higher than previously thought in some parts of East and Southern Africa and this should inform future HIV outreach efforts.

Keywords: HIV-AIDS, East Africa, Southern Africa, HIV knowledge, mobile HIV testing




http://dx.doi.org/10.21010/ajid.v10i2.7
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