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The prevention of intrapartum HIV/Aids transmission from mother to child

Show simple item record Roets, Lizeth Marthese, B. Nel, M. Van der Vyfer, M. Wilke, B. 2018-11-22T07:03:32Z 2018-11-22T07:03:32Z 2003
dc.identifier.issn 2223-6279
dc.description.abstract The transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child is the main cause of HIV/AIDS in children and child mortality. Two-thirds of children with HIV/AIDS are infected in the intrapartum period (Farley, 2000:1 -2). Midwives, through effective practices, can lower the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child in the intrapartum period. The aim of the study was to determine which preventive practices registered midwives in provincial labour wards in Bloemfontein, implement to lower the risk of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS and in doing so to lower child mortality. A descriptive research design was used. Fifty-one midwives completed questionnaires to determine what preventive practices are used. The study showed that most of the midwives did not implement the interventions that could lower the chances of HI V/Aids transmission from mother to child during the intrapartum period. Midwives therefore may not have a positive impact on child mortality. The researchers concluded that midwives do not implement the interventions mentioned in the study because of a lack of knowledge and skills. Of the midwives who completed questionnaires, 67% completed their training between 1990 and 2000. This lack of knowledge may be due to a lack in the curriculum of training institutions and of an up-to-date policy concerning the transmission o f HIV/Aids in p ro v in c ia l in s titu tio n s in Bloemfontein. It is recommended that all affordable interventions should be incorporated in the policy. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV/Aids en
dc.subject prevention en
dc.subject intrapartum en
dc.subject transmission en
dc.title The prevention of intrapartum HIV/Aids transmission from mother to child en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Health Studies en

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