Factors affecting enrolment into the programme of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, among post-partum women, in a public maternity centre in the Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.author Ajewole, Olusesan Joshua
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-15T13:19:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-15T13:19:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-15T13:19:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/7991
dc.description MFamMed, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND Until recent years, uptake of voluntary counselling and testing for HIV (VCT) and enrolment into the programme of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) was very poor among pregnant women. This study aims to identify factors influencing enrolment into the programme of PMTCT among post-partum women. METHODS Cross sectional interview of 200 consecutive post-partum women was conducted using an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Forms of those who declined to participate were kept and marked “refusal”. Data was analysed using Epi info software. RESULTS The response rate was 84.5%. VCT uptake was 96.9% among participants and PMTCT uptake among HIV+ve mothers was 90.9%. The mean age of participants was 25 years, ranged from 14 to 41 years. Women in the age-group 20-29 were more likely to accept VCT and enroll for PMTCT than women in the other age-groups (p=0.0114). CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Provision of clear and well-defined policy guidelines and strong commitment to implementation of these guidelines have been largely responsible for impressive uptake of VCT among participants and high rates of satisfaction with PMTCT programme among HIV-infected women. Training of more lay-counsellors is recommended for its cost-effectiveness. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject aids en_US
dc.subject transmission en_US
dc.subject mother-to-child en_US
dc.title Factors affecting enrolment into the programme of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, among post-partum women, in a public maternity centre in the Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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