Knowledge and attitude of women on the available PMTCT services at the antenatal clinic of the Coast Province General Hospital

  • Adam Kevin
  • Marion Mutugi
  • Peter Wanzala
Keywords: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, antenatal Care, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Coast Provincial General Hospital, antiretroviral


Introduction: Several high profile events of the last decade have served as catalysts for the now widely  available prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services. However, Kenya continues to face challenges in assuring that all women in need of PMTCT services receive the full package.

Methods: Background: Methods: A cross sectional survey was undertaken. Systematic sampling method  was used for sample selection. Data was collected using pretested structured questionnaires. Data was  analyzed in SPSS and Epi Info using bivariate and multivariate logistic regression.

Results: Approximately 75% of participants were seeking PMTCT services in CPGH for the first time, 71% knew of their HIV status. About 95% of participants were satisfied with privacy during testing. Clients who  had never delivered in CPGH had a significantly (p

Conclusion: Participants seeking PMTCT services had poor HIV knowledge; but reported positive experiences and good provider – client relationship. However for a successful PMTCT program in CPGH attention needs to be paid in the patient experiences as they seek other reproductive services.


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