Knowledge, practiceand attitude of pregnant women about hiv/aids at N'djamena mother and child hospital (chad)

Foumsou L., Mbaidalban2, Djongali S, Damthéou S,Gabkiga BM and Saleh AS

Introduction: United Nations/ Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (U N/AIDS)report
showed 25 million deaths due to the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the world
and 33.3 millionpersons lived with HIV/AIDS. Sub-Saharan African region was widely
concerned with 68% of cases, mostly women.
In Chad, according to previous data, HIV prevalence was 3.3% and unequally distributed.
Objective: to evaluate knowledge, attitude and practiceof pregnant women on HIV during
antenatal consultation.
Methodology: It was a prospective and descriptive survey, of 4 months (from March 15th2014 to
July 15th, 2014) carried out at N’Djamena Mother and Child Hospital (Chad) about knowledge,
attitude and practice of pregnant women onHIV during antenatal consultation. Before including
patient to this survey, her consent should be gotten.. Data wereanalyzed by SPSS17.0.
Results: The age group 20-24 years was more represented (42.7%). The main source of
information on HIV/AIDS wasthe radio in 71.5%.
Pregnant women’ knowledge onHIV/AIDStransmission way was: 53.2% for sexualand 5.3%
evoked mother tochild transmission of HIV. HIV’ screening result was accepted in 90.4%. HIV
prevalence among pregnant women was 14.9%.
Conclusion: HIV/AIDSprevalence of pregnant women is high, but pregnant women’knowledge
on HIV remains limited.

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