Table 4

 Personal plans and actions for HIV prevention, disclosure and life events

Plans and actions (n = 401)Action in 2 months before testingPlans after testingAction 2 months before follow-up visit
Faithful to one partner88 (22)189 (47)176 (44)
Abstain from sex112 (28)116 (29)115 (29)
Use of condoms/discussed condoms19 (5)94 (23)47 (12)
None184 (46)35 (9)81 (20)
DisclosurePlans to disclose if HIV positive (all)Actual disclosure (90 missing responses)
HIV negativeHIV positive
Disclosure to anyone373/401 (93)227/278 (82)18/33 (55)
Disclosure to primary partner (includes spouse)183/234 (78)149/223 (66)9/28 (32)
Disclosure to non-primary partner27/42 (64)12/31 (39)2/4 (50)
Disclosure to doctor351/393 (89)28/240 (12)6/32 (19)
Life eventsAll clientsHIV positive clients
BeforeAfterBeforeAfter
Values in parentheses are percentages. Of those followed-up, there was a 78% response rate for the disclosure section.
Positive life events
    Emotional support from family/friends153/383 (40)123/371 (33)15/47 (32)11/43 (26)
    Strong relationship with sexual partner112/324 (35)148/324 (46)8/42 (19)11/37 (30)
    Emotional support by peers111/381 (29)119/368 (32)19/47 (40)15/44 (34)
    Emotional support from employers8/129 (6)13/120 (10)1/18 (6)1/16 (6)
Negative life events
    Breakdown of sexual relations77/333 (23)111/347 (32)11/43 (26)16/40 (40)
    Physical abuse by sexual partner26/314 (8)14/311 (5)3/40 (8)1/38 (3)
    Break up of marriage12/199 (6)8/177 (5)1/30 (3)5/28 (18)
    Neglect by family12/384(3)9/369 (2)3/47 (6)4/45 (9)
    Shunned by peers8/382 (2)11/368 (3)04/44 (9)