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A systematic review of qualitative findings on factors enabling and deterring uptake of HIV testing in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Maurice Musheke1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Harriet Ntalasha4,
  • Sara Gari2, 3,
  • Oran Mckenzie2,
  • Virginia Bond1, 5,
  • Adriane Martin-Hilber2, 3 and
  • Sonja Merten2, 3
BMC Public Health201313:220

Received: 11 September 2012

Accepted: 6 March 2013

Published: 11 March 2013

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Original Submission
11 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jessika Deblonde
22 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Fredrick Makumbi
25 Feb 2013 Author responded Author comments - Maurice Musheke
Resubmission - Version 2
25 Feb 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
11 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-220

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Authors’ Affiliations

Zambia AIDS-related TB Research Project, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
University of Basel, Faculty of Science, Basel, Switzerland
Department of Social Development Studies, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Department of Global Health and Development, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London