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Author(s): Chaquisse, E
Meireles, P
Fraga, S
Mbofana, F
Barros, H
Title: Knowledge about HIV, HBV and HCV modes of transmission among pregnant women in Nampula - Mozambique
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: The assessment of pregnant women's knowledge about modes of infections transmission is essential to tailor programs to their needs. This study aimed to assess knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among pregnant women in Nampula – Mozambique, a high-risk area for sexually transmitted infections. At their first antenatal visit, women were invited to participate and data were collected by trained nurses at six public health facilities. Knowledge about HIV transmission modes was high but relevant misconceptions remained. However, knowledge regarding HBV and HCV transmission modes was very limited. There was a significant association between knowledge level and socioeconomic position, making education and women's empowerment key factors in a comprehensive strategy to prevent infections.
Subject: HIV infection - Transmission
Health literacy - Africa
Maternity - Africa
Source: AIDS Care, vol. 30, p. 1-7
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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