Title: HIV serostatus disclosure by pregnant women and new mothers in Sub Sahara Africa - a review of the literature
Author: Eva Rempis
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2015-04-28 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Rempis_Abstract_for_TropEd_website.pdf

Serostatus disclosure is one of the key pillars for prevention of vertical transmission from mother to the infant. Frequently, pregnant women in Sub Sahara Africa (SSA) are the first in the family to test for HIV, thus, pregnancy has become an important focal point for preventive measures, not only for women. Informing others about their serostatus, has from public health perspective numerous beneficial effects, for seronegative and seropositive pregnant women alike. Due to stigma, however, seropositive women bear the risk of adverse reactions to disclosure. Studies concerning pregnant women in SSA have looked at issues around serostatus disclosure from different angles, and investigations are heterogeneous. This study is the first comprehensive review of literature concerning disclosure related issues for pregnant women and new mothers in SSA.
Classification: 2015 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2015-05-06 08:29:33 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2015-05-06 13:32:08 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2015-05-06 13:32:37 (W3C-DTF)

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