Barriers to prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child (PMTCT) in a resource poor setting in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

@article{Peltzer2007BarriersTP,
  title={Barriers to prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child (PMTCT) in a resource poor setting in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.},
  author={Karl Peltzer and Thabang Mosala and Olive Shisana and Ayanda Nqueko and Nolwandle Mngqundaniso},
  journal={African journal of reproductive health},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={57-66}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate knowledge of PMTCT and to describe potential barriers that might affect acceptability of interventions for PMTCT in a resource poor setting in South Africa. The sample included 1534 pregnant women recruited at first antenatal care visit from 5 clinics implementing PMTCT (61%) and from 5 communities around the 5 clinic areas (39%). In addition, the mothers or mothers-in-law (70.9%) and husbands or partners (58.2%) of the pregnant women were interviewed at… CONTINUE READING