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Type Journal Article - Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Title East African mothers with HIV: testing, talking, and transmission to children
Volume 17
Issue 3-4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
Page numbers 259-279
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10911350802067807
Experiences of African mothers with HIV can inform the development of services to prevent HIV transmission to children. A small qualitative study was conducted in Tanzania with six openly HIV-positive women. They suggest that counseling and HIV testing additionally benefit the mother beyond reducing HIV transmission to her child. They recommend that testing of couples would allow them to make plans and informed choices together concerning sexual behavior, childbearing, and prevention of HIV transmission to children.

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