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Document Type
Qualitative Research Studies
Country(s)
Guyana
Language
English
Author(s)
Rebecca Henry and Linnea Carlson
Publication Date
December 2005
Publication ID
QRS11

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Abstract:

The study examined women’s experiences using PMTCT services offered through antenatal clinics in Georgetown Guyana. The study sought to understand how women who tested positive for HIV were or were not completing all the steps recommended by antenatal care providers to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child during labor and delivery. Those steps include taking a prophylactic dose of nevirapine during labor, and giving a dose to the newborn during the first three days after delivery.