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Table 5 Measures of post-test counseling, by HIV status

From: Women's views on consent, counseling and confidentiality in PMTCT: a mixed-methods study in four African countries

  HIV-negative HIV-positive Total P-value*
  N % N % N %  
Post-test: received results        
No 2 0.6 1 1.6 3 0.7 0.403
Yes 340 99.4 63 98.4 403 99.3  
Post-test: meaning of result explained        
No 13 3.8 2 3.2 15 3.7 1.000
Yes 326 96.2 61 96.8 387 96.3  
Post-test: given advice on prevention        
No 50 14.7 4 6.3 54 13.4 0.105
Yes 289 85.3 59 93.7 348 86.6  
Post-test: advised to discuss status***        
No 116 34.2 11 17.5 127 31.6 0.008
Yes 223 65.8 52 82.5 275 68.4  
Post-test: advised to refer partner***        
No 51 15 3 4.8 54 13.5 0.027
Yes 288 85 59 95.2 347 86.5  
Post-test: time to ask questions***        
No 84 24.8 4 6.3 88 21.9 0.001
Yes 255 75.2 59 93.7 314 78.1  
Satisfaction: post-test information was sufficient        
No 44 12.9 7 11.1 51 12.7 0.837
Yes 296 87.1 56 88.9 352 87.3  
Satisfaction: post-test meeting was helpful overall        
No 13 3.8 1 1.6 14 3.5 0.706
Yes 327 96.2 62 98.4 389 96.5  
Satisfaction: treated well overall        
No 30 8.9 5 7.9 35 8.7 1.000
Yes 308 91.1 58 92.1 366 91.3  
  1. *two-sided Fisher's exact
  2. **Denominator includes only respondents who indicated someone should be told
  3. ***significant difference between HIV-positive and HIV-negative respondents (p < 0.05)