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HIV in the Caribbean

Trends in the uptake of Antenatal Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV and HIV Prevalence among Childbearing Women in Barbados, 1993–2004: Evidence to Gauge the Effectiveness of HIV Prevention Measures

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60–5
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This study describes the trend in the uptake of HIV testing and HIV prevalence among pregnant women. The uptake of HIV testing has significantly increased. The incidence of newly diagnosed HIV infected pregnant women has declined significantly.

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Objectives: To describe the long term trends on the uptake of antenatal voluntary counselling and
testing (VCT) for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and on the HIV prevalence among pregnant
women. These data were used to gauge the impact of the National Acquired Immunodeficiency
Syndrome (AIDS) Intervention Programme on preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in
Barbados.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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