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Type Report
Title Provision and use of family planning in the context of HIV/AIDS in Zambia: Perspectives of providers, family planning and antenatal care clients, and HIV-positive women
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2004
Publisher POLICY Project
URL http://allafrica.com/download/resource/main/main/idatcs/00010536:f8f98421ebf30ca39b23a9ffabe19069.pd​f
Abstract
In the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, is there still a need for family planning? As government and donor resources in Africa shift increasingly to support AIDS programs, the answer to this question is crucial. The objective of this study was to document the status and trends in Zambia’s family planning (FP) program in the context of high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. A similar study was conducted in Kenya. This qualitative research study used focus group discussions (FGDs) to examine the views of 215 service providers, HIV-positive (HIV+) women, and FP/antenatal care (ANC) clients on the need for family planning within the context of the HIV epidemic. The study was conducted in Lusaka, Livingstone, Kitwe, and Kabwe in 2003.

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