HIV / AIDS awareness and risk behaviour among pregnant women in Semey, Kazakhstan, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
AUTHOR: E. Sandgren, S. Sandgren, M. Urazalin, and R. Andersson
DATE: 2008
PUBLISHER: BMC Public Health, 8(295)

Central Asia has one of the most rapidly increasing HIV prevalence in the world. This research article describes the results of a study to assess current knowledge, risk behaviour and attitudes to voluntary counselling and testing concerning HIV/AIDS among pregnant women in Semey, Kazakhstan. The study concluded that pregnant women in Semey have poor knowledge about specific mother-to-child HIV transmission and do not know about the means of reducing mother-to-child HIV infection. However, most of the women in Semey were positive to prevention strategies for mother-to-child transmission after hearing about it.

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