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Am J Public Health. 2000 Feb;90(2):273-6.

Implementation of guidelines for HIV counseling and voluntary HIV testing of pregnant women.

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Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago, USA. ejoo@corecenter.org

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  • Am J Public Health 2000 Apr;90(4):640.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study assessed HIV counseling and testing among pregnant women.

METHODS:

A survey was administered to 9115 women who gave birth at 66 Chicago-area hospitals in 1997 and 1998.

RESULTS:

Fifty-eight percent of the women received HIV counseling, and 65% were offered testing. Fifty-six percent were tested for HIV. Among the women tested, 88% were given their test result. Women were more likely to be tested if they received HIV counseling and were more likely to be offered testing if they received such counseling.

CONCLUSIONS:

Rates of HIV counseling for, and offers of testing to, pregnant women need to be increased.

PMID:
10667191
PMCID:
PMC1446152
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