Completed | December 2017

Acceptability of Lifelong Antiretroviral Treatment among HIV-positive, Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women (Option B+)

Selected Sites in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe



Mozambique; Malawi; Zimbabwe

Subject Matter:

PMTCT and HIV-free Survival

These qualitative studies, sponsored by various donors, explored the acceptability of Option B+ among clients and health providers in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with health care workers and pregnant and postpartum women to better understand facilitators and barriers to enrollment in lifelong HIV treatment.

Data Collection Period: September – December 2013 (Malawi); January 2016 – March 2017 (Mozambique); March – July 2015 (Zimbabwe)

Malawi findings published in JIAS 2016: HIV-positive Pregnant and Postpartum Women’s Perspective About Option B+ in Malawi.

Findings from the Malawi study presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference, July 2014.

Findings of the Zimbabwe study presented at the 21st International AIDS Society Conference , July 2016.