AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 671–681

Assessing the Efficacy of a Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing Intervention for Pregnant Women and Male Partners in Urumqi City, China

  • Kaveh Khoshnood
  • Katherine S. Wilson
  • Giovanni Filardo
  • Zhendong Liu
  • Ng Hon Keung
  • Zunyou Wu
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-006-9092-8

Cite this article as:
Khoshnood, K., Wilson, K.S., Filardo, G. et al. AIDS Behav (2006) 10: 671. doi:10.1007/s10461-006-9092-8

Abstract

This study investigated the efficacy of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) in an educated cohort of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Urumqi, China. VCT was given to women and their partners (experimental group) or women alone (control group). Both groups were given pre- and post-intervention questionnaires to assess HIV knowledge and willingness to get HIV testing. Multivariate analysis showed that all women improved significantly in HIV knowledge between baseline and follow-up. Moreover, HIV knowledge was significantly associated with HIV testing willingness. At follow-up, women in the control and experimental groups were 6.8 and 7.9 times more willing to receive HIV testing than at baseline, respectively. VCT seems effective in this cohort of educated pregnant women.

Keywords

HIV/AIDS Pregnant women China Voluntary counseling and testing 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaveh Khoshnood
    • 1
  • Katherine S. Wilson
    • 1
  • Giovanni Filardo
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Zhendong Liu
    • 2
  • Ng Hon Keung
    • 3
  • Zunyou Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale School of MedicineDepartment of Epidemiology and Public HealthNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.China CDC-National Center for AIDS/STD Control and PreventionBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Statistical ScienceSouthern Methodist UniversityDallasUSA
  4. 4.Institute for Health Care Research and ImprovementBaylor Health Care SystemDallasUSA