The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between HIV status disclosure and social support among people living with HIV and AIDS aged 18 to 64 years at Bindura Provincial Hospital OI/ART clinic. Descriptive Correlational design was used. A sample size of 236 respondents were chosen into the study using the simple random sampling technique with a rotary method. Data were collected using interviewer-administered questionnaire for a period of four weeks. Statistical software Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyse data. Results revealed that 138 (58, 5%) respondents disclosed their HIV sero positive status and hundred nigh teen (86%) respondents received social support. Pearson correlation coefficient (r=.815;p<.01) showed a statistically significant strong positive relationship. Social support had an impact of 66, 4% on HIV status disclosure (R2.664).. HIV disclosure services should be strengthened in order to promote disclosure among people living with HIV and AIDS.
Dorothy Kanyamura, Hellen Watyoka, Augustine Ndaimani, Maxwell Mhlanga, Petty Makoni, Mathilda Zvinavashe. A study to examine the relationship between HIV status disclosure and social support among people living with HIV and AIDS aged 18 to 64 years at Bindura provincial hospital OI/ART clinic. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2019;2(1):121-130.