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AIDS Behav. 2012 Jan;16(1):63-8. doi: 10.1007/s10461-011-9994-y.

HIV attitudes, awareness and testing among older adults in Africa.

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Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.


In Africa, older adults aged 50 and older are still sexually active and play a critical role as caregivers, yet little is known about their attitudes towards HIV and awareness of services. In this study, surveys were conducted in nine African sites. A multilevel model was fitted to evaluate the relationship between age and outcome variables. The study reveals that people aged 50 years and older have lower levels of HIV-related knowledge and awareness than those aged 25-49. Older adults were less likely to have been tested for HIV and women aged 50 and older showed particularly low levels of awareness.

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