Perception of Students of University of Education, Winneba towards HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing

Priscilla Yaaba Adjei

Abstract


The study investigated students’ awareness level of
Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing, barriers to Voluntary
HIV Counselling and Testing, behavioural and the socio-
psychological perceptions related to Voluntary HIV Counselling
and Testing among students of University of Education,
Winneba. This is quite pertinent in the fact that University of
Education, Winneba’s policy on HIV/AIDS has also
earmarked HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing as one of the
key strategies in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS
within its community. Descriptive research design and stratified
random sampling technique were used for the study. Three
hundred and sixty students participated in the study. The study
revealed that most students were aware of HIV Voluntary
Counselling and Testing and were therefore willing to undergo the
test. That notwithstanding, there is the need for the authorities of
University of Education, Winneba to strengthen the education on
the ABC of HIV/AIDS and its prevention, and also to
guarantee the confidentiality of students who access Voluntary
HIV Counselling and Testing.


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