Implementing Comprehensive PMTCT and HIV Prevention for South African Couples

Project: Research project

Description

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In rural South Africa, only two-thirds of HIV+ pregnant women seeking antenatal care at community health centers took full advantage of available prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in 2010 (SADOH). While engagement of male partners has been encouraged as a potential means of increasing PMTCT uptake, men have been reluctant to accompany their wives/partners to antenatal care. Recent studies generally support male involvement in promoting PMTCT, but the nature and impact of that involvement is unclear and untested. It is also clear that factors such as stigma, disclosure and intimate partner violence pose significant barriers to PMTCT uptake and retention in care, suggesting that male involvement may be necessary, but not sufficient to accomplish the WHO goal of
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/29/136/30/19

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health: $483,631.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $482,145.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $507,251.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $321,861.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $491,982.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $521,553.00

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Mothers
HIV
Prenatal Care
Community Health Centers
Disclosure
South Africa
Spouses
Pregnant Women

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)