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Table 1 The men's reasons for not accepting couple HIV testing, and suggestions for how to increase men's acceptance of couple HIV testing

From: Mistrust in marriage-Reasons why men do not accept couple HIV testing during antenatal care- a qualitative study in eastern Uganda

A. The men's reasons for not accepting couple HIV testing
• Worries and fear related to relationship problems
• Lack of fully understanding of why they should be tested
• Distance to health facilities and waiting time
• HIV is treated as a special disease at health facilities and this is stigmatizing
• Health facilities are not male friendly
• Health workers treat the men and their wives badly
B. Suggestions for how to increase men's acceptance of couple HIV testing
• Community based information campaigns
• Peer influence and role models
• Avoid treating HIV as a special disease at health facilities
• Make HIV testing easier through:
   a. More flexible opening hours for testing at health facilities
   b. Provide testing from non-governmental organizations
   c. Provision of transport to testing site
   d. Provision of home-based testing