Vulnerability of women in an African setting: lessons for mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention programmes

Document Type

Article

Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa)

Abstract

After discussing advantages and risks, only a third of the 290 HIV-infected women included in an intervention study to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Mombasa, Kenya, informed their partners of their results. Despite careful counselling, 10% subsequently experienced violence or disruption of their relationship. To increase the uptake of interventions to reduce perinatal HIV transmission safely, we recommend the involvement of partners in HIV testing. In addition, the counselling of women has to address methods and skills to deal with violence.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication ( Name of Journal)

AIDS

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