Parents' perceptions of HIV counselling and testing in schools : Ethical, legal and social implications

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dc.contributor.author Gwandure, R
dc.contributor.author Ross, E
dc.contributor.author Dhai, A
dc.contributor.author et al
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-04T12:07:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-04T12:07:52Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.identifier.citation Gwandure, R., Ross, E., Dhai, A., et al. 2014. Parents' perceptions of HIV counselling and testing in schools : Ethical, legal and social implications. SAMJ;104(1):40-42 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/17950
dc.description KM en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In view of the high prevalence of HIV and AIDS in South Africa, particularly among adolescents, the Departments of Health and Education have proposed a school-based HIV counselling and testing (HCT) campaign to reduce HIV infections and sexual risk behaviour. Through the use of semi-structured interviews, our qualitative study explored perceptions of parents regarding the ethico-legal and social implications of the proposed campaign. Despite some concerns, parents were generally in favour of the HCT campaign. However, they were not aware of their parental limitations in terms of the Children’s Act. Their views suggest that the HCT campaign has the potential to make a positive contribution to the fight against HIV and AIDS, but needs to be well planned. To ensure the campaign’s success, there is a need to enhance awareness of the programme. All stakeholders, including parents, need to engage in the programme as equal partners. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject HIV Infections/prevention & control en_ZA
dc.subject Counseling en_ZA
dc.subject Ethics en_ZA
dc.subject Jurisprudence en_ZA
dc.title Parents' perceptions of HIV counselling and testing in schools : Ethical, legal and social implications en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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