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Attitudes Toward Antiretroviral Therapy Among African American Women

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Abstract:

Objective: To examine attitudes and beliefs of African American women of childbearing age, living with HIV, about pregnancy and antiretroviral therapy. Methods: Focus groups were conducted using an exploratory design with a convenience sample of HIV-infected women in 2 southeastern cities. Results: Thirty-three African American women of child-bearing age participated in 5 focus groups. Attitudes and beliefs about antiretroviral therapy were related to the women's willingness to comply with treatment. Conclusion: The challenge for health care providers is to counter women's willingness to “play the odds” of having a noninfected baby without taking antiretrovirals.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.26.1.3

Affiliations: 1: Department of Health Promotion and Education, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health 2: College of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. 3: Prevention Research Center, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Publication date: January 1, 2002

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