Predictive Factors of HIV Status Disclosure to Sex Partner in Pregnant Women in Cayenne, French Guiana
Received Date: Jun 11, 2012 / Accepted Date: Jul 25, 2012 / Published Date: Jul 27, 2012
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.
Keywords: Human immunodeficiency virus infection; Pregnant women; HIV disclosure to the sex partner; French Guiana
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.
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