The silent HIV epidemic among pregnant women within rural Northern Tanzania
- `Hopeless' HIV testing fails Britain's unborn children. Day, Michael // New Scientist;05/05/97, Vol. 154 Issue 2076, p6
Reports on efforts to institutionalize HIV testing of pregnant women in Great Britain. High rate of infant HIV infection due to lack of routine HIV testing of pregnant women; Drastically reduced rate of infant infection when HIV-infected pregnant women are treated with the drug AZT.
- Standing in the (AIDS) Gap. Nakkazi, Esther // Christianity Today;Dec2010, Vol. 54 Issue 12, p18
The article focuses on HIV prevention programs for expectant mothers in Uganda. It reports on the U.S. government's provision of 1.4 billion U.S. dollars to fight HIV in the East African country, with nearly 100,000 Ugandans newly infected each year. Addy Kekitiinwa of Baylor College of Medicine...
- Unethical Clinical Trials Still Being Conducted in Developing Countries. Carome, Michael // Health Letter;Oct2014, p5
The article discusses the unethical trials that were testing new methods for preventing the spread of HIV infection from pregnant women to their babies before or after giving birth in developing countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
- Do women understand prenatal screening for fetal abnormality? Ockleford, Elizabeth; Berryman, Julia; Hsu, Ron // British Journal of Midwifery;Jul2003, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p445
Examines pregnant women's understanding of the purpose of prenatal screening for fetal abnormality in Great Britain. Ultrasound scans; Serum testing; Decision-making.
- Overutilization of antenatal care in Norway. Backe, Bjorn // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Jun2001, Vol. 29 Issue 2
:Background: It has long been a common belief in Norway that all pregnant women attend antenatal care, but no documentation has been provided. In 1984, official guidelines were issued recommending a reduction of the number of routine visits. However, no studies have been performed in order to...
- Your pregnancy: New tests, new fears. Rothman, Barbara Katz // Glamour;Sep93, Vol. 91 Issue 9, p272
Discusses the ethical issues and psychological consequences of prenatal diagnosis. Option given to women; Effect of knowing too much in advance; Lack of a guarantee for a healthy baby; Forms of prenatal diagnosis; Failures of prenatal counseling.
- why are women saying no to amnio? Lombardi, Lisa // Redbook;Jan2003, Vol. 200 Issue 1, p94
Investigates the reasons for the ambivalence of pregnant women toward amniocentesis. Information on why women do not feel compelled to find out if there is a problem on their pregnancy; Tests which are being hated by pregnant women; Theories behind the decision of a couple to skip amniocentesis.
- High Rates of HIV Seroconversion in Pregnant Women and Low Reported Levels of HIV Testing among Male Partners in Southern Mozambique: Results from a Mixed Methods Study. De Schacht, Caroline; Hoffman, Heather J.; Mabunda, Nédio; Lucas, Carlota; Alons, Catharina L.; Madonela, Ana; Vubil, Adolfo; JrFerreira, Orlando C.; Calú, Nurbai; Santos, Iolanda S.; Jani, Ilesh V.; Guay, Laura // PLoS ONE;Dec2014, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p1
Introduction: Prevention of acute HIV infections in pregnancy is required to achieve elimination of pediatric HIV. Identification and support for HIV negative pregnant women and their partners, particularly serodiscordant couples, are critical. A mixed method study done in Southern Mozambique...
- An Assessment of the Clinical Utility of Routine Antenatal Screening of Pregnant Women at First Clinic Attendance for Haemoglobin Genotypes, Haematocrit, ABO and Rh Blood Groups in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Jeremiah, Zaccheaus Awortu // African Journal of Reproductive Health;Dec2005, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p112
This prospective study was designed to provide the frequencies of the haemoglobin genotypes, ABO and Rh blood groups and their effects on the haematocrit values among pregnant women in Port Harcourt. One hundred and eighty (180) pregnant women at their first clinic attendance and in their first...