The feasibility of voluntary counselling and HIV testing for pregnant women using community volunteers in Zimbabwe.

@article{Shetty2005TheFO,
  title={The feasibility of voluntary counselling and HIV testing for pregnant women using community volunteers in Zimbabwe.},
  author={Avinash K Shetty and Miriam Mhazo and Sostain Moyo and Andrea von Lieven and Patrick Mateta and David K Katzenstein and Yvonne Maldonado and David J. Hill and Mary Travis Bassett},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={
          755-9
        }
}
The purpose of this pilot project was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of voluntary counselling and HIV testing (VCT) by pregnant women using community volunteers in Zimbabwe to prevent mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. From July 1999 to June 2001, a short-course zidovudine (ZDV)-based perinatal HIV prevention programme was initiated in two antenatal clinics. Community volunteers, recruited from local community organizations, underwent a two-week training course in VCT… CONTINUE READING

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