Factors Contributing to Non-utilisation of Anti-retroviral (ARV) Drugs for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) by HIV Positive Pregnant Women in Lusaka Urban District, Zambia

This study looks at factors that influence the uptake of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) as part of Prevention of Mother-toChild Transmission (PMTCT) interventions and highlights that several factors that would improve uptake include: the integration of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) into PMTCT activities; maintaining a positive attitude towards HIV positive results; support from spouse, family members and friends; and increased awareness that HIV can be transmitted from mother to baby.  This study is available at the University of Zambia Library Special Collections. 

Year: 
2009
Organization: 
University of Zambia
Languages: 
English
Author(s): 
Mwanza RV