The influence of education level and individual attitudes on voluntary HIV testing among adolescents and young adults (AYA) carried out at Uganda Martyrs High School Lubaga
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This research study examined the Influence of Education Level and Individual Attitudes on Voluntary HIV Testing among Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA). The study was guided by the following objectives; to examine the relationship between education level and voluntary HIV testing, to examine the relationship between individual attitudes and voluntary HIV testing and to investigate the relationship between education level and individual attitudes. One of the significances of the study was to enable young adults acquire knowledge and awareness about HIV testing thus encouraging them to participate in voluntary HIV testing. A total of 100 respondents between the age of (15-35)years were selected from Uganda martyrs high school using simple random sampling and a correlation study design was used. The study revealed that there is a significant relationship between individual attitudes and voluntary HIV testing among adolescents and young adults were by positive individual attitudes highly influence voluntary HIV testing. It also showed that education level significantly influences voluntary HIV testing in that highly educated people participate more in voluntary HIV testing than those who are not educated and level of education significantly influences individual attitudes.