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Factors associated with male partner involvement in programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in rural South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-16 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-09T13:15:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-09T13:15:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-16 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11789
dc.description.abstract Male partner involvement (MPI) can contribute to the success of programs aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. However, the definition and measures of MPI differ according to context. This study utilized secondary cross-sectional data to investigate the prevalence and determinants of MPI among 463 male partners of HIV-infected pregnant women in rural South Africa. Results indicated that 44.1% of male partners reported involvement in most or all specified male partner involvement activities (i.e., scores of 7 to 9). Descriptive, correlation and multiple linear-regression analyses were conducted. Positive predictors of MPI included relationship status, own HIV status, awareness of female partner's positive HIV status, female partner's desire to have more children, having family planning discussions with provider, condom use to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and partner reasoning skills. Negative predictors included partner verbal aggression. Overall, although MPI is low, the study underlines important information that could be used to develop interventions aimed at improving maternal and infant health in PMTCT programs in South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject PREGNANCY en
dc.subject PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION (PMTCT) PROGRAMME en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject PARTNER INVOLVEMENT en
dc.title Factors associated with male partner involvement in programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in rural South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 14(11) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10235 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=19697 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9189 en
dc.bibliographictitle Matseke, G., Ruiter, R.A.C., Rodriquez, V.J., Peltzer, K., Setswe, G. & Sifunda, S. (2017) Factors associated with male partner involvement in programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in rural South Africa. <i>International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health</i>. 14:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11789 en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Matseke, G. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ruiter, R.A.C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Rodriquez, V.J. en
dc.contributor.author4 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author5 Setswe, G. en
dc.contributor.author6 Sifunda, S. en


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