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Potential barriers and facilitators to future HIV vaccine acceptability and uptake among marginalised communities in Karnataka, south India: perspectives of frontline health service providers

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dc.contributor.supervisor Becker, Marissa (Medical Microbiology) Wylie, John (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author McClarty, Leigh Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-15T20:05:08Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-15T20:05:08Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/22027
dc.description.abstract HIV in Karnataka, south India disproportionately burdens female sex workers (FSWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM). The best long-term strategy for managing the global HIV epidemic might involve a preventive vaccine; however, vaccine availability cannot guarantee its acceptability. An exploratory, cross-sectional study was conducted among frontline health service providers (HSPs) working with MSM/FSWs in relation to HIV-related health services in Karnataka. Face-to-face structured interviews were performed to better understand potential barriers/facilitators to acceptability/uptake of a future HIV vaccine among MSM/FSW communities. Descriptive analyses explored HSPs’ perceptions of vaccine acceptability/uptake and likelihood to recommend an HIV vaccine. Although HSPs mentioned numerous potential barriers to future HIV vaccine acceptability/uptake, most believed that MSM/FSWs would be willing to receive the vaccine to protect their health and avoid HIV. HSPs reported being very likely to recommend the vaccine, however young age of potential vaccine recipients negatively affected likelihood to recommend. en_US
dc.subject HIV vaccine en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject female sex workers en_US
dc.subject men who have sex with men en_US
dc.subject vaccine acceptability en_US
dc.title Potential barriers and facilitators to future HIV vaccine acceptability and uptake among marginalised communities in Karnataka, south India: perspectives of frontline health service providers en_US
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Lorway, Robert (Community Health Sciences) Mignone, Javier (Family and Social Sciences) Kasper, Ken (Medical Microbiology) Elliott, Lawrence (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2013 en_US


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