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Knowledge on mother to child transmission of HIV among newly registered antenatal mothers in MOH area Ragama

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H.P. Perera ,

District General Hospital Kalutara, LK
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Consultant Venereologist
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C.D. Wickramasuriya,

National STD/AIDS Control Programme, LK
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Consultant Venereologist
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P.J. Perera,

Faculty of Medicine, Ragama, LK
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Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics
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A. Pathmeswaran

Faculty of Medicine, Ragama, LK
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Professor of Public Health
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Abstract

Sri Lanka has remained a low prevalent country for HIV for past three decades. One important aspect of maintaining this low prevalence is preventing mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. As highly effective strategies are now available to reduce the risk of MTCT, early diagnosis of HIV in antenatal mother is important. Good knowledge about HIV and MTCT will promote mothers to take up HIV testing. Though mothers in this study population had a reasonably good education their knowledge about MTCT of HIV was poor.

Sri Lanka Journal of Venereology Vol.5(1) 2014: 31-34

How to Cite: Perera, H.P. et al., (2015). Knowledge on mother to child transmission of HIV among newly registered antenatal mothers in MOH area Ragama. Sri Lanka Journal of Venereology. 5(1), pp.31–34. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljv.v5i1.7350
Published on 26 Nov 2015.
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