Knowledge of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
English: % of women aged 15 – 49 years who can correctly state all three ways of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
French: % de femmes âgées de 15 à 49 ans qui peuvent citer correctement les trois moyens de transmission de la mère à l’enfant du VIH
Portuguese: % de mulheres entre 15 e 49 anos que são capazes de identificar correctamente as três formas de transmissão de HIV de mãe para filho
Czech: % žen ve věku 15 – 49 let, které dokáží správně vyjmenovat všechny tři způsoby přenosu HIV z matky na dítě
What is its purpose?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are crucial times for preventing the transmission of HIV from the mother to her child. This indicator therefore measures the proportion of women that are aware of the main ways of mother-to-child HIV transmission.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of women aged 15 – 49:
RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)
Q1: Can you please tell me how HIV can be transmitted from a mother to her baby?
(Probe: Are there any other ways?)
1) during pregnancy
2) during delivery
3) by breastfeeding
4) other – specify: ……………….
5) does not know
To calculate the indicator’s value, divide the number of respondents who know all three ways (answers 1-3) by the total number of interviewed respondents. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage.
1) The set of questions is based on UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).