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Table 2 Knowledge, attitudes and acceptance for rapid HIV testing among rural and urban mothers in Mbarara, Uganda

From: Barriers to the implementation of programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: A cross-sectional survey in rural and urban Uganda

Variable Rural n = 212 n(%) Urban n = 192 n(%) p* value
Knew about rapid tests for HIV 115 (61) 124 (59) 0.58
Would accept HIV test if offered 159 (89) 178 (86) 0.40
Ever been tested for HIV 41 (24) 48 (23) 0.88
Think it is important to test for HIV 163 (96) 195 (98) 0.55
Would prefer same day results 169 (89) 184 (88) 0.57
Would advise someone to take an HIV test 184 (98) 205 (98) 0.88
Heard a radio program on MTCT 152 (81) 175 (84) 0.45
Had health talk from health worker on MTCT 91 (48) 90 (43) 0.35
Husband aware she came to antenatal today 166 (91) 173 (87) 0.18
Believe should consult husband before HIV test 132 (72) 132 (64) 0.09
Husband may not approve of testing 31 (18) 41 (21) 0.53
Husband would accept HIV test for himself 122 (71) 138 (73) 0.60
Would accept medication for PMTCT 171 (98) 181 (99) 0.50
Think that pregnancy should be terminated if mother is HIV infected 37 (20) 37 (17) 0.60
  1. * All p values are obtained from chi square tests for independence