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Table 2 Primary Reasons for Seeking HIV Counseling and Testing

From: Availability of supplies and motivations for accessing voluntary HIV counseling and testing services in Blantyre, Malawi

Reason for seeking counseling and testing Total (%) Males (% among males) Females (% among females) P values
Recent knowledge about HIV 32 (31.4) 17 (40.5) 15 (25.0) 0.10
Feeling unwell/illness 23 (22.5) 10 (23.8) 14 (23.3) 0.96
Perception of own high risk sexual behavior 16 (15.5) 8 (19.0) 8 (13.3) 0.44
Suspected sexual partners infidelity 14 (13.7) 1 (2.4) 13 (21.7) 0.01
Confirmatory test 10 (9.8) 5 (11.9) 4 (6.7) 0.36
Other reasons 7 (6.9) 1 (2.4) 6 (10.0) 0.14
Total 102 (100%) 42 (100) 60 (100.0) Not applicable