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Table 6 Factors independently associated with disclosure of HIV-positive test result to a partner among HIV-positive service users, Jimma University Specialized Hospital, March 2007

From: Disclosure experience and associated factors among HIV positive men and women clinical service users in southwest Ethiopia

Variables Disclosed N (%) Not disclosed N (%) Crude OR(95% CI) Adjusteda OR (95% CI)
Talked about testing with partner before test     
   Yes 546(96.0) 23(4.0) 10.6(6.1–18.4) 3.8(1.6–8.6)b
   No 94(69.1) 42(30.9) 1.0 1.0
Knowledge of partner's HIV status     
   Yes 556(99.3) 4(0.7) 1.0 1.0
   No 84(57.9) 61(42.1) 0.01(0.00–0.03) 0.02(0.01–0.04)b
WHO stage of disease     
   Stage I-II 141(82.5) 30(17.5) 0.3(0.2–0.6) 0.22(0.10–0.55)b
   Stage III – IV 496(93.4) 35(6.6) 1.0 1.0
Residing in the same house with partner     
   Yes 544(93.8) 36(6.2) 4.6(2.7,7.8) 9.25(3.42–29.20)b
   No 96(76.8) 29(23.2) 1.0 1.0
Negative self image     
   Low 465(94.7) 26(5.3) 1.0 1.0
   High 175(81.8) 39(18.2) 0.25(0.15–0.42) 0.03(0.04–0.70)b
  1. a Adjusted for socio-demographic variables, psychosocial, partnership, illness and service related factors.
  2. b P < 0.05 = statistically Significant