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Table 2 Associations between reasons for receiving VCT, presence of STI symptoms, respondents' fear of discrimination, and type of VCT service model

From: Facility and home based HIV Counseling and Testing: a comparative analysis of uptake of services by rural communities in southwestern Uganda

Characteristic FB-VCT HB-VCT OR (95%CI) aOR (95%CI)
Reason for receiving VCT (yes) N = 488 n (%) N = 475 n (%)   
Own past sexual behaviors 5 (1) 6 (1) 0.8 (0.3, 2.7)  
Partners' past sexual behavior 9 (2) 12 (3) 0.7 (0.3, 1.7)  
Taking care of people with HIV/AIDS 7 (1) 15 (3) 0.5 (0.2, 1.1)  
Wanted to know your sero-status 466 (96) 312 (66) 11.6 (7.2, 18.7)  
Planning for the future 12 (2) 17 (4) 0.3 (0.2, 0.4)  
Was asked to volunteer for the study 7 (1) 200 (42) 0.02 (0.01, 0.04)  
STI symptoms for males (present) N = 128 n (%) N = 141 n (%)   
Sores on your penis 25 (20) 29 (21) 0.9 (0.3, 2.7)  
Discharge from penis 20 (16) 18 (13) 1.2 (0.6, 2.5)  
Pain or burning on urination 28 (22) 23 (17) 1.4 (0.8, 2.6)  
Itching 39 (31) 29 (21) 1.7 (0.9, 2.9)  
STI symptom for females (present) N = 351 n (%) N = 326 n (%)   
Pain or burning on urination 137 (40) 81 (31) 1.5 (1.1, 2.2) 0.63 (0.46, 0.86)
Non-traumatic sores or boils 98 (29) 67 (25) 1.2 (0.8, 1.7)  
Itching 169 (50) 91 (34) 1.9 (1.4, 2.6)  
Abnormal discharge 85 (25) 61 (24) 1.1 (0.7, 1.6)  
Discrimination related variable (yes) N = 477 n (%) N = 485 n (%)   
Family will not treat you as a full family member 235 (51) 337 (70) 2.27 (1.74, 2.96)  
Friends will banish you 204 (43) 334 (69) 3.02 (2.32, 3.94) 0.39 (0.26, 0.57)
Community will treat you as an outcast 169 (36) 318 (66) 3.44 (2.64, 4.48)  
Family will not care for you 269 (57) 347 (72) 1.98 (1.51, 1.60) 1.78 (1.22, 2.61)