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Reaching disenfranchised youth and mobile populations in Ghana through voluntary counseling and testing services for HIV

Journal Article
(Published 2007)
Wyss S (Author),
Ablordeppey J (Author),
Okrah J (Author),
Kyei A. (Author)
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An evaluation of a 20-month project to provide voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) to a mobile population of youth surrounding the Agbogbloshie market in Accra, Ghana. The evaluation stressed the need to appropriately remunerate peer educators for their work whenever possible. Finally, VCT programmes continue to face challenges: HIV stigma as a barrier to people coming to be counselled and tested; insufficient availability of medication, support and services for HIVpositive clients; and difficulty of ensuring the sustainability of VCT programmes.

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Wyss S, Ablordeppey J, Okrah J, Kyei A. Reaching disenfranchised youth and mobile populations in Ghana through voluntary counseling and testing services for HIV. Afr Jrnl AIDS Res. 2007, 6(2): 121–128.