Published in AIDS Weekly, February 23rd, 2004
According to recent research from the United States, "In 1999, for the first time in South Africa, a Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (MTCT) prevention program was implemented at the routine primary care level and not as part of a research protocol."
"A total of 264 women attending prenatal care in these clinics were interviewed in Xhosa using a standardized questionnaire," noted M.A. Etiebet and coauthors at Yale University. "All had been offered HIV testing, and 95% had accepted."
"Women who had not been tested were four times more likely...
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