It involved 2443 patients recruited at HIV clinics and community organisations.
Reasons people gave for not testing included a fear of ostracism and stigma, as well as concerns about antiretroviral therapy. These included worries about side-effects and the difficulties of adherence.
There were a number of other reasons why people didn’t want to take antiretroviral therapy.
- The fact that they were feeling well.
- Trust in religious beliefs.
- Use of traditional therapies.
- Distrust of the efficacy of HIV therapy.
- Lack of support.
- Financial concerns.
- Limited access to HIV care.