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Table 2 Knowledge and Attitude Related to PIHCT among pregnant Women attending ANC in Health facilities of Gondar Town, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia 2010

From: Assessment of utilization of provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling as an intervention for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and associated factors among pregnant women in Gondar town, North West Ethiopia

Questions Acceptors n=330 Non-acceptors n=70 Total n=400
Ever heard of PITC 321 (97.3) 66 (94.3) 387(96.8)
Yes 9 (2.7) 4 (5.7) 13 (3.2)
No    
Sources of information: n=321 n=66 n=387
Health workers 225 (70.1) 45 (68.2) 270(70.0)
Family members 32 (10.0) 8 (12.1) 40(10.3)
Mass media 6 (2.0) 6 (9.1) 12(3.1)
Friends 3 (1.0) 2 (3.0) 5(1.3)
Multiple answers 54 (16.9) 5 (7.6) 59(15.3)
In favor of PITC n=330 n=70 n=400
Yes 301 (91.2) 63 (90.0) 364(91.0)
No 29 (8.8) 7 (10.0) 36(9.0)
Specific Attitudes on PITC    
Those women who agree that PITC: n=330 n=70 n=400
Makes easier for ANC clients to get tested. 154 (46.7) 23(32.9) 177(44.25)
Avoid discrimination of HIV positive women 32 (9.7) 8 (11.4) 40(10.0)
Avoids violence towards women. 27 (8.2) 5 (7.1) 32(8.0)
Helps ANC clients to get an access for ART. 84 (25.5) 13 (18.6) 97(24.25)
Increase number of HIV tested pregnant women. 43 (13.0) 4 (5.7) 47(11.75)
Helps to take ARV drugs to prevent a baby from HIV. 133 (40.3) 22 (31.4) 155(38.75)
Helps to decide on what to feed a baby to prevent from HIV. 68 (20.6) 4 (5.7) 72(18.0)
Leads people to avoid going to a health facility for fear of HIV testing. 42 (12.7) 29 (41.4) 71(17.75)
Increase violence towards women. 15 (4.5) 18 (25.7) 33(8.25)
Violet ANC clients human right. 12 (3.6) 3 (4.3) 15(3.75)
Leads to more discrimination of HIV positive women. 9 (2.7) 3 (4.3) 12(3.0)