HIV status and postpartum contraceptive use in an antenatal population in Durban, South Africa

Heather M. Marlow, Suzanne Maman, Dhayendre Moodley, Siân Curtis, Luz McNaughton Reyes

Data are from the South Africa HIV Antenatal Post-test Support Study. For HIV-positive women compared to HIV-negative women, the risk ratio of condom use was 1.66; for dual protection (use of a condom and a hormonal method) it was 1.96 in an urban clinic in Durban, South Africa. Our study contributes additional evidence that knowledge of HIV status may be an important motivating behavioral factor for women to use contraceptives and dual protection in the postpartum period.

February 16, 2015
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HIV status, antenatal HIV testing, postpartum contraceptive, HIV-positive women, condom use, HIV prevention, HIV, women

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