The Quality of HIV Testing Services for Adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa: Do Adolescent-Friendly Services Make a Difference?

Catherine Mathews, Sally J. Guttmacher, Alan J. Flisher, Yolisa Y. Mtshizana, Tobey Nelson, Jean McCarthy, Vanessa Daries

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Abstract

We used adolescent simulated clients to evaluate whether HIV testing services in clinics participating in an adolescent-friendly initiative in Cape Town were superior to regular clinic services. We found improved accessibility to HIV testing, but no impact on adolescent's experience of negative attitudes from health workers and confidentiality breaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-190
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • Adolescent reproductive health
  • HIV testing
  • Health services
  • Service quality
  • South Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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