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Type Journal Article - BMC Public Health
Title Program synergies and social relations: implications of integrating HIV testing and counselling into maternal health care on care seeking
Author(s)
Volume 15
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 24
URL https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-014-1336-3
Abstract
Background
Women and children in sub-Saharan Africa bear a disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS. Integration of HIV with maternal and child services aims to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS. To assess the potential gains and risks of such integration, this paper considers pregnant women’s and providers’ perceptions about the effects of integrated HIV testing and counselling on care seeking by pregnant women during antenatal care in Tanzania.

Methods
From a larger evaluation of an integrated maternal and newborn health care program in Morogoro, Tanzania, this analysis included a subset of information from 203 observations of antenatal care and interviews with 57 providers and 190 pregnant women from 18 public health centers in rural and peri-urban settings. Qualitative data were analyzed manually and with Atlas.ti using a framework approach, and quantitative data of respondents’ demographic information were analyzed with Stata 12.0.

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