HIV TESTING AMONG ORPHANED AND SEPARATED YOUTH IN ETHIOPIA, KENYA AND TANZANIA: THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

Introduction: Orphaned and separated youth (OSY) in Sub-Saharan Africa are thought to have higher rates of HIV risk behavior and twice the odds of HIV infection compared to non-orphaned youth. Yet, evidence also suggests OSY have lower rates of HIV testing than non-orphaned youth. OSY may therefore experience unique barriers to HIV testing. Methods: The dissertation used data from 423 OSY participating in the ongoing NICHD-funded (R01HD046345-04) Positive Outcomes for Orphans study. Aim 1 examined...
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