Breastfeeding: the hidden barrier in Côte d'Ivoire's quest to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

  title={Breastfeeding: the hidden barrier in C{\^o}te d'Ivoire's quest to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV},
  author={Heather M Buesseler and Ahoua Kon{\'e} and Julia U Robinson and Albert B Bakor and Kirsten D Senturia},
  booktitle={Journal of the International AIDS Society},
INTRODUCTION Côte d'Ivoire has one of the worst HIV/AIDS epidemics in West Africa. This study sought to understand how HIV-positive women's life circumstances and interactions with the public health care system in Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, influence their self-reported ability to adhere to antiretroviral prophylaxis during pregnancy. METHODS Semistructured interviews were conducted with 24 HIV-positive women not eligible for antiretroviral therapy and five health care workers recruited from four… CONTINUE READING

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