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Table 2 Overview of the research approaches used in the four study sites (2008).

From: Couple-oriented prenatal HIV counseling for HIV primary prevention: an acceptability study

  Cameroon DR Georgia India Total
  n n n n n
Baseline observations      
   ANC consultation/education 5 6 5 5 21
   Pre-test HIV counseling (individual) NA NA 10 5 15
   Pre-test HIV counseling (group) 5 5 NA 5 15
   Post-test HIV counseling (individual) 5 5 5 10 25
   Post-test HIV counseling (group) 5 5 NA NA 10
Key informants in-depth interviews 22 20 28 22 92
   Senior medical/administrative staff 1 5 2 4 12
   ANC nurse 0 0 2 0 2
   PMTCT counselor 6 3 2 2 13
   FP nurse/physician 1 2 2 1 6
   Woman after pre-test HIV counseling 0 0 5 0 5
   Woman after post-test HIV counseling 6 4 5 5 20
   Woman after COC 6 4 5 5 20
   Male partner 2 2 5 5 14
Field testing of COC sessions      
   Pilot tested 30 30 30 30 120
   Monitored 23 27 0 30 80
   Observed 28 4 5 5 42
  1. Cameroon = Centre Mère-Enfant (Yaounde), DR = Los Mina Hospital (Santo Domingo), Georgia = Maternity Hospital N°5 (Tbilisi), India = Sane Guruji Hospital (Pune).
  2. ANC = antenatal care; COC = couple-oriented HIV counseling; NA = not applicable; FP = Family Planning