Factors affecting attitudes towards mother-to-child transmission of HIV among pregnant women in a maternal and child hospital in Thailand

Chika Hyodo*, Tetsuro Tanaka, Masako Kobayashi, Midori Shimizu, Panus Prueksunand, Anuchit Nitithamyong, Jeamjit Jittawatanakorn, Suwannee Naka

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This study determines the factors which correlate with attitudes towards mother-to-child transmission of HIV in pregnant women. Using a structured questionnaire, 527 pregnant women who visited a hospital to have prenatal check-ups were interviewed. The survey items were: sociodemographic characteristics, experiences of pre-test counselling, knowledge of mother-to-child transmission, and attitude towards termination of pregnancy. Results showed that many pregnant women (80%) did not have proper knowledge of the possibility of mother-to-child transmission. Logisitic regression analysis also indicates that age and knowledge of the possibility of mother-to-child transmission were the significant determinants of attitudes towards termination of pregnancy. Older women who believe that all the babies of pregnant women with HIV will be infected are most likely to terminate their pregnancy when they are diagnosed as HIV positive. Considering the importance of informed decisions regarding pregnancy, this study must have important implications for future support progammes for HIV-positive pregnant women.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)406-409
ページ数4
ジャーナルInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
11
6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2000
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 皮膚病学
  • 公衆衛生学、環境および労働衛生
  • 薬理学(医学)
  • 感染症

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