UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

What do pregnant women think about the HIV test? A qualitative study.

Boyd, FM; Simpson, WM; Hart, GJ; Johnstone, FD; Goldberg, DJ; (1999) What do pregnant women think about the HIV test? A qualitative study. AIDS Care , 11 (1) pp. 21-29. 10.1080/09540129948171.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Before any new antenatal screening test is introduced, the opinions of pregnant women should be considered. This is particularly relevant with HIV testing. This qualitative study reports the views of 29 women attending an antenatal clinic in a large maternity hospital in Scotland where a trial of different ways of offering HIV testing on a universal, voluntary basis occurred. Women were in favour of a test offer, although they did not necessarily wish to accept testing for themselves. Generally they were more worried about having an unhealthy baby. There was a commonly held view that routine testing would cause less anxiety because it would eliminate the stigma of saying yes to testing. A move towards the HIV test being recommended to pregnant women as opposed to merely offered is likely to be acceptable, would probably increase uptake rates and should therefore be assessed.

Type: Article
Title: What do pregnant women think about the HIV test? A qualitative study.
Location: ENGLAND
DOI: 10.1080/09540129948171
Keywords: Empirical Approach, Genetics and Reproduction, Health Care and Public Health, AIDS Serodiagnosis, Adult, Attitude to Health, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Mass Screening, Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis, Surveys and Questionnaires
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/398818
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item