Increasing the Uptake of HIV Testing in Maternal Health in Malawi
Despite the availability of HIV testing and counseling (HTC) in antenatal care clinic (ANC) settings, many HIV infected mothers in sub-Saharan Africa give birth in health facilities without knowledge of their own HIV status, missing an opportunity to prevent the vertical transmission of HIV to their infants and to care for their own health. The study identifies system related, social and behavioral reasons that pregnant women present themselves at labor wards with unknown HIV status and do not receive HTC, either during labor or following delivery. The study was conducted in two districts in southern Malawi.
© 2012 Monique van Lettow, Atupele Kapito-Tembo, Blessings Kaunda-Khangamwa, Emmanuel Kanike, Sonja Maosa, Medson Semba, Martias Joshua, Lughano Ndovi and Fabian Cataldo. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution — Non-commercial — No Derivatives License
Monique van Lettow, Atupele Kapito-Tembo, Blessings Kaunda- Khangamwa, Emmanuel Kanike, Sonja Maosa, Medson Semba, Martias Joshua, Lughano Ndovi, Fabian Cataldo