Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
Protocol Title: The Impact of HIV Test Results on Subsequent Antenatal Care Attendance by Women in Rural Hospitals in Lesotho
About this Study: This retrospective cohort study aimed to explore the influence of a woman’s positive or negative HIV test result on subsequent antenatal care (ANC) attendance. The study team reviewed women’s records on their received ANC care at three rural hospitals in Lesotho from December 2009 to May 2010. The number of ANC visits and HIV status were assessed, as well as other factors that may contribute to facility attendance, including gestational age at first visit, maternal age, gravidity, parity, and CD4 count and the receipt of ARV prophylaxis or ART for HIV-positive women.
Status: This study has been completed.
Resources Published to Date:
- Gill M, Machekano R, Isavwa A, Ahimbisibwe A, Oyebanji O, Akintade L, Tiam A. The Association between HIV Status and Antenatal Care Attendance among Pregnant Women in Rural Hospitals in Lesotho. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015, 68: e33-38.
- Poster presentation at the International AIDS Society Conference in 2012: The Impact of HIV Test Results on Subsequent Antenatal Care Attendance by Women in Rural Hospitals in Lesotho
Protocol Title: Field Evaluation of Point of Care Technologies in MCH Services and in the PMTCT Program
About this Study: This study, using a retrospective cohort design, aims to establish uptake of routine CD4, hemoglobin, and syphilis testing using three point-of-care technologies within selected maternal and child health settings in Mozambique. The study will also look at the use of point-of-care technologies with regard to initiation of ART among HIV-positive pregnant women.
Status: This study is complete.