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Antenatal patients' attitudes to HIV testing for their male partners: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey from Uganda
  1. Ashton Barnett-Vanes1,
  2. Pippa Oakeshott1,
  3. Muki Musa2,
  4. Phillip Hay1
  1. 1Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George's, University of London, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Jinja Hospital, Jinja, Uganda
  1. Correspondence to Ashton Barnett-Vanes; m0700481{at}

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Dhont and colleagues found a 16% prevalence of HIV in fertile women and 43% in infertile women at Kigali hospital, Rwanda.1 Increasing HIV testing might also help combat the problem of vertical HIV transmission,2 but acceptability of HIV testing may be problematic. We conducted a survey to investigate the attitudes of pregnant women attending Jinja Hospital, Uganda, to having their male partners tested for HIV.

In July 2010 following a review by Jinja Hospital Research Ethics Committee, a medical student (ABV) invited consecutive pregnant women attending the …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by Jinja Hospital Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.