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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess the level of knowledge regarding prevention of parent to child transmission of HIV (PPTCT) & early infant diagnosis (EID) among antenatal mothers at selected tertiary care hospital in West Bengal

Doyel Maity and Indresh Gupta

Background: Globally, mother to child transmission of HIV results in approximately 370000 infant infections each year. HIV Early infant diagnosis (EID) programs aim to detect HIV infection as early as possible in HIV exposed infants and to link them to care and treatment. As per UNAIDS estimates, in 2016 with an adult HIV prevalence of 0.8% and considerable variation between countries, 36.7 million people were estimated to be living with HIV globally. Approximately 1.8 million new infections occurred in 2016 worldwide and approximately 1.0 million people died of AIDS-related illness. Currently, there are 19.5 million patients on ART globally.
Methods: A Descriptive hospital based study was conducted on 30 antenatal mothers. Interview Schedule was conducted to assess their knowledge. Knowledge score of antennal mother has been computed on the basis of correct response to 18 knowledge questions and by converting it to percentage score.
Results: After the completion of the study, we find out that 10% of mothers having good knowledge, 57% of mothers having average knowledge & 33% of mothers having below-average knowledge regarding PPTCT & EID.
Conclusions: The present study “The Knowledge of antenatal mother regarding prevention of parent to child transmission of HIV (PPTCT) & early infant diagnosis (EID) among antenatal mothers at selected tertiary care hospital in West Bengal”, Thus, the study shows that the knowledge level among antenatal mother about prevention of parent to child transmission of HIV (PPTCT) & Early infant diagnosis (EID) only 10% mother had good knowledge.
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How to cite this article:
Doyel Maity, Indresh Gupta. A study to assess the level of knowledge regarding prevention of parent to child transmission of HIV (PPTCT) & early infant diagnosis (EID) among antenatal mothers at selected tertiary care hospital in West Bengal. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2021;4(2):07-10.
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