Barriers to Universal Prenatal HIV Testing in 4 US Locations in 1997

Royce, Rachel A.; Walter, Emmanuel B.; Fernandez, M. Isabel; Wilson, Tracey E.; Ickovics, Jeannette R.; Simonds, R. J.
May 2001
American Journal of Public Health;May2001, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p727
Academic Journal
Conclusions. Although most parturient women were offered a prenatal HIV test and got tested, testing proportions did not reach national goals and differed significantly by location and payment status. Concern about testing consequences was not a major barrier. Perception of clinicians' recommendations strongly influenced testing. Changing provider practices will be essential to implementing universal prenatal HIV testing. (Am J Public Health. 2001;91: 727-733)


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