publication . Article . 2010

Factors associated with access to HIV care and treatment in a prevention of mother to child transmission programme in urban Zimbabwe.

Avinash Shetty;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2010 Journal: Journal of the International AIDS Society, volume 13, pages 38-38 (eissn: 1758-2652, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The International AIDS Society
Abstract
Background This cross-sectional study assessed factors affecting access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among HIV-positive women from the prevention of mother to child transmission HIV programme in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Methods Data were collected between June and August 2008. HIV-positive women attending antenatal clinics who had been referred to the national ART programme from January 2006 until December 2007 were surveyed. The questionnaire collected socio-demographic data, treatment-seeking behaviours, and positive or negative factors that affect access to HIV care and treatment. Results Of the 147 HIV-positive women interviewed, 95 (65%) had registered wit...
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free text keywords: Research, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Infectious Diseases
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