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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.7.NQ33010

MOTHER-TO-CHILD HIV TRANSMISSION: A SURVEY OF PARAMETERS IMPACTING THE ELIMINATION AMONG INFECTED MOTHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CROSS RIVER STATE

Opiah, Margaret Mombel , Oyira, Emilia James, Stti, Fwacn, Obute, Pauline , Enunwaonye, Hossanna Chimdi, Ebong, Ruth Ita, Ingwu, Justin Agorye, Obeten, Joy Nelson

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the parameters impacting the eradication of mother-to-child HIV transmission among infected women at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in Calabar, Cross River State. The study goals and research questions were utilized to examine HIV-infected mothers' knowledge, factors impacting the practice of elimination and adherence to the practice of preventing HIV transmission from mother to child in UCTH. In the research study with a sample size of 122 and an incidental sampling approach, a descriptive design was employed to describe events and occurrences. Data was gathered using a standardized questionnaire, analyzed using frequencies and simple percentages, and presented in tables. Following that, the data analysis findings were compared to the review literature. Eighty percent (65.6 percent) of respondents were well-versed on the prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child. The findings also indicated that 50(41.0 percent) of respondents answered yes to question 18, while 72(59.0 percent) of respondents said no. For question 19, 22(18 percent) of respondents said yes, while 100(82 percent) said no. Furthermore, 12 (9.8 percent) of respondents replied yes to question 20, while 110 (90.2 percent) said no. It was suggested, among other things, that seminars and ongoing education be held at regular intervals to refresh pregnant women's understanding and practice of HIV prevention from mother to child.

Keywords

Factors, Mother to Child Transmission, HIV, infected mothers, UCTH

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