Impact of mass media campaigns on the knowledge and attitudes of pregnant Nigerian women towards HIV/AIDS
Department of Obstetrics, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, PMB 1115, Calabar, Nigeria
A total of 508 women coming for antinatal care had a structured interview about the risk factors for HIV/AIDS. While most knew about HIV and that it could be transmitted sexually, knowledge of mother-to-child transmission was poor. Only 23% knew that HIV could be transmitted by breast milk. In all, 85% would not care for a relative with AIDS.
acquired immune deficiency syndrome; adult; article; attitude; awareness; breast milk; female; health hazard; human; Human immunodeficiency virus infection; major clinical study; mass medium; Nigeria; patient education; pregnancy; prenatal care; sexually transmitted disease; vertical transmission; Adult; Disease Transmission, Vertical; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; HIV Infections; Humans; Interviews; Mass Media; Nigeria; Pregnancy; Risk Factors; Human immunodeficiency virus