HIV Counselling During Antenatal Care
English: % of women aged 15 – 49 years who received counselling on HIV as a part of their antenatal care
French: % de femmes âgées de 15 à 49 ans qui ont reçu des conseils sur le VIH dans le cadre de leurs soins prénataux
Portuguese: % de mulheres com idades entre 15 e 49 anos que receberam aconselhamento sobre HIV como parte do seu atendimento pré-natal
Czech: % žen ve věku 15 – 49 let, které během předporodní péče obdržely poradenství o HIV
What is its purpose?
Pregnancy and lactation is a high-risk period when the HIV virus can be transmitted from the mother to her child. This indicator therefore measures the proportion of women who received counselling on HIV prevention, testing and mother-to-child transmission as a part of their antenatal care.
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 years who in the past two years were pregnant and received antenatal care:
RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)
Q1: During any of the antenatal visits for the pregnancy with your youngest child, were you given any information about how babies can get HIV from their mother?
A1: yes / no / does not remember
Q2: During any of the antenatal visits for the pregnancy with your youngest child, were you given any information about things that you can do to prevent getting HIV?
A2: yes / no / does not remember
Q3: During any of the antenatal visits for the pregnancy with your youngest child, were you given any information about the possibility of getting tested for HIV?
A3: yes / no / does not remember
To calculate the indicator’s value, divide the number of respondents who replied “yes” to all three questions by the total number of interviewed respondents (exclude those who once or more times did not remember). Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage.
Disaggregate the data based on the antenatal care provider (health facility staff, TBC, community health worker), respondent’s age, and location.
1) Interview only women who participated in at least one antenatal consultation / health check with any health care provider.
2) Consider verifying the respondent’s answers by asking about the content of the information received during antenatal visits.
3) Consider also reporting separately on the percentage of respondents who were informed about 1) mother-to-child transmission; 2) HIV prevention; and 3) HIV tests.
4) Q3 should be included only if there are locally available HIV testing facilities.
5) The set of questions was adapted from UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).