Predictive Factors of HIV Status Disclosure to Sex Partner in Pregnant Women in Cayenne, French Guiana
- Corresponding Author:
- Narcisse Elenga
Department of Pediatrics
Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne “Andree Rosemon” Street Flamboyants BP 6006, Cedex 97306 Cayenne, French Guiana
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 11, 2012; Accepted July 25, 2012; Published Date: July 27, 2012
Citation: Narcisse E, Matthieu H, Mathieu N (2012) Predictive Factors of HIV Status Disclosure to Sex Partner in Pregnant Women in Cayenne, French Guiana. Epidemiol 2:116. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000116
Copyright: © 2012 Narcisse E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Methods: A case control study was conducted including all deliveries in Cayenne from 2003 to 2010. For each case, a standardized questionnaire including epidemiological, clinical, and biological data was administered. Thirty-four women in the first group and 95 in the control group were included in the study.
Results: The logistic regression showed that the variables that independently predicted HIV disclosure to the sex partner were the existence of a profession (OR=5.62, IC95% =1.3-24.26, p=0.021), disclosure to the doctor (OR=12.65, IC95% =2.87-55.8, p<0.001), the negative representations of HIV (OR=5.99, IC95% =1.17-30.69, p=0.032). The partner’s HIV status was also linked to the outcome (OR=0.01, IC95% =0.001-0.07, p<0.001).
Conclusion: These predictive factors should be considered in positive prevention programs and prevention of mother to child transmission.