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  1. Impact of HIV counseling and testing among child-bearing women in Kinshasa, Zaïre.

    Article - En anglais


    To determine the impact of HIV counseling and testing among child-bearing women.

    Study setting

    Mama Yemo Hospital in Kinshasa, Zaïre.

    Participants and interventions

    After informed consent, 187 HIV-seropositive and 177 HIV-seronegative child-bearing women received pre- and post-test counseling for HIV infection.

    Main outcome measures

    Participant knowledge of HIV/AIDS and plans for notifying partners of serologic status and contraceptive use at the time of counseling, and actual partner involvement and contraception use 12 months later.


    During pre-test counseling, participant knowledge of HIV infection was high, although 30% of women were unaware of perinatal HIV transmission, and 50% did not know that HIV infection could be asymptomatic.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Zaïre, Afrique, Gestation, Dépistage, Comportement sexuel, Condom, Enfant, Homme, Conseil, Education sanitaire, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Zaire, Africa, Pregnancy, Medical screening, Sexual behavior, Condom, Child, Human, Council, Health education, Hemopathy, Immunopathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0108485

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.