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Table 2 Experience of HBHCT clients: mobilization, consent, confidentiality and counseling

From: Home-based HIV counseling and testing: Client experiences and perceptions in Eastern Uganda

Experience Result total Results by gender
  N=281 (%) Female N=182 (%) Male N=99 (%)
Mobilization
Informed about the visit of the HBHCT team 218(77.6) 147(80.8) 71(71.7)
HBHCT providers:
1. Came alone 209 (74,4) 136 (74.7) 73 (73.7)
2. Came with local council leaders 57 (20.2) 40(21.9) 17 (17.2)
3. Came with others 15(5.5) 6(3.3) 9(9.1)
Consent process
Provider asked if client agreed to testing 271 (96.4) 176 (96.7) 95 (96.0)
Respondent considers it important to be asked if he/she agrees
1. Very important 245(87.2) 156(85.7) 89(89.9)
2. Somewhat important 16(5.7) 14(7.7) 2(2.0)
3. Not important 20(7.1) 12(6.6) 8(8.1)
Provider explained option to decline 264 (94.0) 170 (93.4) 941 (94.9)
Other in the household also offered a test 171 (60,9) 109 (59,9) 62 (62.6)
Response of other household members offered a test
1. All accepted 116 (67.8) 73 (67.0) 43 (69.4)
2. Some accepted, some refused 45 (26.3) 28 (25.7) 17 (27.4)
3. All refused 8 (4.7) 7 (6.4) 1 (1.6)
4. Don’t know 2 (1.2) 1 (0.9) 1 (1.6)
Discussed test with other household members before consenting 90 (52,9) 57 (52,8) 33 (53,2)
Influenced by what other household members said or did 36 (40.0) 24 (42.1) 122(36.4)
Counseling
Received counseling before the test 254 (90.4) 163 (89.6) 91 (91.9)
Tested alone/individual 188 (74.0) 129 (79.1) 59 (64.8)
Where pre-test counseling was done:
1. Inside house 120 (48.0) 73 (45.9) 47 (51.6)
2. Outside 129 (51.6) 86 (54.1) 43 (47.3)
Provider explained how test works, pre-test 207 (81.5) 128 (78.5) 793 (86.8)
Provider explained meaning of positive and negative results, pre-test 236 (84.0) 153 (84.1) 834 (83.8)
Provider explained meaning of test result, post-test 272 (98.2) 174 (97.2) 98 (100.0)
Provider explained window period post-test 221 (87.7) 140 (86.4) 81 (90)
Provider gave opportunity to ask questions, post-test 234 (93.2) 148 (92.5) 86 (94.5)
Provider gave advice on prevention of HIV, post-test 264 (95.3) 169 (94.4) 95 (96.9)
Confidentiality
Client told that results will remain confidential 246 (97.6) 159 (98.1) 87 (96.7)
How the client valued confidentiality    
1. Very important 218 (78.7) 141 (78.8) 77 (78.6)
2. Somewhat important 17 (6.1) 13 (7.3) 4 (4.1)
3. Not important 41 (14.8) 24 (13.4) 17 (17.3)
Client felt results were kept confidential
1. Yes 196 (70.8) 126 (70.4) 70 (71.4)
2. No 9 (3.2) 7 (3.9) 2 (2.0)
3. Don’t know 71 (25.6) 45 (25.1) 26 (26.5)
Disclosure
Provider suggested sharing results with someone 149 (53.8) 99 (55.3) 50 (51.0)
Other people in the household shared results with respondent 125 (45.1) 765 (42.5) 49 (50.0)
Asked by household member to share results 79 (28.5) 486 (26.8) 31 (31.6)
Neighbors asked if respondent took an HIV test 136 (49.1) 867 (48.0) 50 (51.0)
Neighbors asked to share HIV test results 76 (27.4) 498 (27.4) 27 (27.6)
Generally keep results confidential 186 (66.2) 1269 (69.2) 6010 (60.6)
Has disclosed to someone 219 (77.9) 14411 (79.1) 7512 (75.8)
People disclosed to (multiple responses)
Spouse/partner 135 (61.6) 90 (62.5) 45 (60.0)
Parents 68 (31.1) 46 (31.9) 22 (29.3)
Children 42 (19.2) 27 (18.8) 15 (20.0)
Siblings 32 (14.6) 22 (15.3) 10 (13.3)
Other relatives 57 (26.0) 30 (20.8) 27 (36.0)
Friends* 99 (45.2) 55 (38.2) 44 (58.7)
Client has discussed HIV status with someone in household* 155 (56.0) 9213 (51.4) 63 (64.3)
Satisfaction
Received sufficient information 259 (93.5) 165 (92.2) 94 (95.9)
Meeting with provider was helpful 262 (94.6) 167 (93.3) 95 (96.9)
Overall treatment by provider
Very well 168 (60.6) 106 (59.2) 62 (63.3)
Well 52 (18.8) 34 (19.0) 18 (18.4)
Okay 53 (19.1) 35 (19.6) 18 (18.4)
Badly 4 (1.4) 4 (2.2) 0 (0.0)
  1. *significant p.
  2. 1. 1 missing value.
  3. 2. 1 missing value.
  4. 3. 1 missing value.
  5. 4. 1 missing value.
  6. 5. 3 missing values.
  7. 6. 2 missing values.
  8. 7. 1 missing value.
  9. 8. 1 missing value.
  10. 9. 3 missing values.
  11. 10. 2 missing values.
  12. 11. 3 missing values.
  13. 12. 2 missing values.
  14. 13. 1 missing value.