Advertisement

 

 

Factors Associated with Receiving Late HIV Testing Among Women Delivering at Hung Vuong Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2014.

Factors Associated with Receiving Late HIV Testing Among Women Delivering at Hung Vuong Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2014.
Author Information (click to view)

Khuu VN, Nguyen VT, Hills NK, Hau TP, Nguyen DP, Nhung VT, Lan PT, Brickley DB,


Khuu VN, Nguyen VT, Hills NK, Hau TP, Nguyen DP, Nhung VT, Lan PT, Brickley DB, (click to view)

Khuu VN, Nguyen VT, Hills NK, Hau TP, Nguyen DP, Nhung VT, Lan PT, Brickley DB,

Advertisement

AIDS and behavior 2017 02 08() doi 10.1007/s10461-017-1692-y

Abstract

HIV testing during pregnancy facilitates timely antiretroviral treatment for HIV-positive women. This study identifies reasons for late HIV testing among pregnant women delivering at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. We conducted a case-control study in which 160 cases were women who were tested for HIV late (i.e., at labor and delivery) and 160 controls were women who were tested during antenatal care (ANC). In multivariable logistic regression analysis, six variables were associated with late HIV testing: age less than 30 years, nine or fewer years of education, working as a homemaker or worker/farmer, living 20 km or more from the hospital, having received ANC at a private clinic/hospital only, and not believing that HIV testing is important during pregnancy. We recommend that national programs should provide additional effort for HIV testing during pregnancy to young women, less educated women, homemakers, and those receiving ANC at private clinics and hospitals.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

eight − 4 =

[ HIDE/SHOW ]