HIV Testing During Pregnancy

Outcome indicator, Output indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of mothers of children aged 0-23 months who were counselled about HIV during the last pregnancy, accepted an offer of testing, and received test results when they were pregnant
% de mères d'enfants de 0 à 23 mois qui ont reçu des conseils sur le VIH au cours de la dernière grossesse, qui ont accepté de dépistage et qui ont reçu les résultats de leur test
% matek dětí věku 0-23 měsíců, které byly během svého posledního těhotenství informovány o HIV, přijaly nabídku testování a obdržely výsledky

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of mothers of children aged 0-23 months who were counselled about HIV during the last pregnancy, accepted an offer of testing, and received test results when they were pregnant

French: % de mères d'enfants de 0 à 23 mois qui ont reçu des conseils sur le VIH au cours de la dernière grossesse, qui ont accepté de dépistage et qui ont reçu les résultats de leur test

Czech: % matek dětí věku 0-23 měsíců, které byly během svého posledního těhotenství informovány o HIV, přijaly nabídku testování a obdržely výsledky

What is its purpose?

The principal active interventions to reduce mother to child infection depend on knowledge of HIV status. The indicator therefore assesses the proportion of women who during their last pregnancy were counselled about HIV, were tested and received the results.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of mothers of children aged 0-23.99 months:

 

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Q1: During any of the antenatal visits for your last pregnancy, did anyone talk to you about getting tested for the virus that causes AIDS?

A1: yes / no / does not remember

 

Q2: Were you offered a test for the virus that causes AIDS as a part of your antenatal care?

A2: yes / no

 

Q3: I do not want to know the results, but were you tested for the virus that causes AIDS as a part of your antenatal care?

A3: yes / no

 

Q4: I would like to repeat that I do not want to know the results, but did you get the results of the test?

A4: yes / no

 

Calculate the indicator’s value by dividing the number of respondents who replied YES to all four questions by the total number of interviewed women (exclude those with the “does not remember” answer) and multiplying the result by 100. 

Important Comments

1) Disaggregate the data by location (rural/ urban), socio-economic characteristics (wealth quintile, education level) and mother’s age.

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