ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Assessment of knowledge and attitude towards prevention of mother to child transmission of Human Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (HIV) among HIV positive pregnant women,Dessie referral hospital, Dessie, Ethiopia.
Authors : Yikeber kindu, Kemal ahmed, Oumer Sada
Keywords : Lamivudine,RP-HPLC,Validation,Stability indicating, Stress condition
Issue Date : Dec 2016
Abstract :
Background: HIV still remains a major challenge globally despite decades of advocacy, awareness raising and investing in programs to control the spread of HIV. The Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by2015 and keeping their mothers alive was well underway, with ambitious goals ofreducing the number of new HIV infections in children by 90%and HIV-relatedmaternal deaths by 50%. Methods: Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted in Dessie referral hospital from April to May 2016, South Wollo, Northeast Ethiopia. Simple random sampling technique was used to collect data from pregnant women. Structured questionnaire, which is adopted from joint United Nations program on HIV AIDS (UNAIDS) was used to collect the data. Result:In this study 270 pregnant women attending antenatal care were included.Of which the majority of the study participants 156(57.8 %) were knowledgeable about PMTCT service.Majority of the study participants 220(81.5%) thinks that low chance of HIV infection in their blood. Furthermore, most of the study participants 252(93%) were not afraid about their risk perception. Conclusion: Most of the study participants in this study knew that HIV could be transmitted from an infected mother to her baby. Majority of the study participants knows what did the service PMTCT mean, its benefit and had positive attitude towards PMTCT service.
Page(s) : 477-484
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 7, No.12