Low utilization of HIV testing during pregnancy: What are the barriers to HIV testing for women in rural India?

@article{Sinha2008LowUO,
  title={Low utilization of HIV testing during pregnancy: What are the barriers to HIV testing for women in rural India?},
  author={Gita Sinha and Ashok Dyalchand and Manisha Khale and Gopal M Kulkarni and Shubha Vasudevan and Robert C Bollinger},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={248-52}
}
INTRODUCTION Sixty percent of India's HIV cases occur in rural residents. Despite government policy to expand antenatal HIV screening and prevention of maternal-to-child transmission (PMTCT), little is known about HIV testing among rural women during pregnancy. METHODS Between January and March 2006, a cross-sectional sample of 400 recently pregnant women from rural Maharashtra was administered a questionnaire regarding HIV awareness, risk, and history of antenatal HIV testing. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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