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Factors Associated with Pregnancies among HIV-positive Women in a Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission Programme

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362–8
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Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is the major cause of HIV-infection in children especially in Africa and pregnancy among HIV-positive women is common among women on a prevention of HIV from mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme and thus constitute a serious health risk to the child and to the general population. Results have shown that pregnant women on PMTCT programme seemed to know their HIV status prior to pregnancy and there are various factors associated with HIV-positive women becoming pregnant.

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Objective: This study identified factors contributing to pregnancies in HIV-positive women who were on a prevention of HIV from mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme in Letlhakeng Subdistrict, Botswana.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Knowledge and Attitudes of Students at a Caribbean Offshore Medical School Towards Sexually Transmitted Infections and Use of Condoms

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171–6
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Knowledge of students on sexually transmitted diseases was high and high risk behaviour was low.

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Background: Sexually transmitted infections remain one of the predominant health issues that affect young adults. The aim of this study is to assess the level of knowledge, the attitudes and misconceptions of medical students at a Caribbean University towards STIs and condom use.

Method: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among medical students by employing semi-structured questionnaires.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

What Does the Medical Student know about Eye Donation/Corneal Transplant? The University of Nigeria Scenario

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41–4
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This is a cross-sectional descriptive survey of final year medical students of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, to determine their knowledge on eye donation and corneal transplant. Their knowledge was not satisfactory on some aspects of eye donation/corneal transplant.

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Objective: The study was designed to determine the knowledge of eye donation and corneal transplant among final year medical students of The University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC).

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

HTLV-1 Related Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour Patterns among Mothers who Participated in the Jamaica Breastfeeding Intervention Study (1996–2000)

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35–40
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There are deficiencies in the knowledge and practice of women at risk of contracting infection with HTLV-1. This study shows that knowledge may not be retained, therefore health education will need to be sustained.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

The Role of the UWI Mona Libraries in HIV/AIDS Information Access and Dissemination

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.126
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346–9
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This article provides insights into three of the information initiatives implemented by The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona libraries in accessing, evaluating, disseminating and applying authoritative, credible and scholarly information on HIV/AIDS.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours Related to HIV/AIDS among Female Migrant Workers in the Restaurant Industry in Guangzhou, China

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.217
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329–36
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In this paper, we described HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes and sexual behaviours among migrant female workers in the restaurant industry in Guangzhou City, Guangdong, China. The findings indicate that there is a need for improvement of knowledge and behaviours toward HIV/AIDS for migrant women in China.

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Objective: The goal of the present study was to assess knowledge and attitudes related to HIV/AIDS among the migrant female workers in the restaurant industry in Guangzhou City, China.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Sexual Behaviour among Junior High School Students in New Providence, Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.169
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318–22
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Junior high schools students in New Providence, Bahamas, have fairly accurate knowledge of HIV/AIDS but misconceptions regarding transmission are still prevalent.

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Objective: To determine accuracy of knowledge and sexual behaviour patterns of junior high school students in New Providence towards HIV/AIDS and identify gender variations.

Methods: A cross-sectional study with cluster sampling of classrooms was undertaken at two schools utilizing a questionnaire. SPSS was used for statistical analysis.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Getting to Zero: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in The Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.263
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921–3
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Male circumcision is an important strategy to reduce the transmission of HIV. There is a need to determine the prevalence of male circumcision and its acceptability among healthcare practitioners and the general population in The Bahamas.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Getting to Zero: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in The Bahamas

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10.7727/wimj.2012.263

INTRODUCTION

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e-Published: 21 Feb, 2013

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