HIV Seroconversion during pregnancy in Swaziland, in 2011

Sibongile Wusumani, Anna Voce


Background: HIV epidemic has greatly affected sub-Saharan Africa, with the highest antenatal prevalence in the world found in Swaziland

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the factors associated with seroconversion among pregnant women utilizing Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in 2011.

Methods: This is an observational cross-sectional design with descriptive and analytic components. The study will be conducted at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital. A sample of 344 pregnant women who were initially HIV non-infected at first antenatal care booking. Data will be collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaire and chart review.

Statistical methods: Bivariate and multivariate analysis will be performed.