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dc.creatorCarlos, S. (Silvia)-
dc.creatorNzakimuena, F. (Francis)-
dc.creatorReina, G. (Gabriel)-
dc.creatorLopez-del-Burgo, C. (Cristina)-
dc.creatorBurgueño, E. (Eduardo)-
dc.creatorNdaraburu, A. (Adolphe)-
dc.creatorOsorio, A. (Alfonso)-
dc.creatorIrala, J. (Jokin) de-
dc.identifier.citationCarlos S, Lopez-Del Burgo C, Ndarabu A, et al. Factors that lead to changes in sexual behaviours after a negative HIV test: Protocol for a prospective cohort study in Kinshasa. BMC Public Health [serial online]. July 20, 2016;16(1)es_ES
dc.description.abstractBackground: Considering the high percentage of couples in which one or both members are HIV negative, the frequency of transmission among non-regular partners and the probabilities of non-disclosure, attention should be paid to people getting a negative HIV test at the Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT). Research has shown that a negative HIV test may be followed by a change in sexual behaviours. In Sub-Saharan Africa, where most HIV infections occur, there are few studies that have analysed the factors associated with changes in sexual risk behaviours after a negative HIV test at the VCT clinic. The aim of this project is to evaluate the specific factors associated with changes in sexual behaviours, three months after a negative result in an HIV test, and to analyse the effect of counseling and testing on HIV-related knowledge of participants in an outpatient centre of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo). Methods and design: Prospective cohort study from December 2014 until March 2016. People 15-60 year old that received VCT at Monkole Hospital (Kinshasa) were followed three months after they got a negative HIV test. In a face-to-face interview, participants replied to a baseline and a follow-up research questionnaire on HIV-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. At follow-up respondents were also offered a new HIV test and additional HIV counseling. Four hundred and fifteen participants completed the baseline questionnaire and 363 (87 %) came back for their 3-month follow up. Discussion: This is the first longitudinal study in the DRC that evaluates the factors associated with changes in sexual behaviours after a negative HIV test at the VCT. Participants attending the VCT services within a clinical setting are a good study population as they can be good transmitters of preventive information for other people with no access to health facilities.es_ES
dc.publisherBMC Public Healthes_ES
dc.subjectVoluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT)es_ES
dc.subjectNegative testes_ES
dc.subjectSexual Behavioures_ES
dc.subjectMaterias Investigacion::Ciencias de la Saludes_ES
dc.titleFactors that lead to changes in sexual behaviours after a negative HIV test: protocol for a prospective cohort study in Kinshasaes_ES

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