“Views among Malawian Women about Joining HIV Prevention Clinical Trials when Pregnant”

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Informative poster for HIV/AIDS directed for pregnant women, showing pregnancy test
A pregnancy test kit with a warning that if your pregnancy test is positive, you must also take the test for HIV to prevent the spread of AIDS and infecting your baby; advertisement for the AIDS information line by the Illinois Department pf Public Health. Colour lithograph, 1994. / Flickr

This AIDS Research and Therapy journal article is based on the pressing need to expand the biomedical HIV prevention evidence base during pregnancy. The research team that includes Maggie Little conducted 35 semi-structured interviews with reproductive-aged women in Malawi, in order to understand their views about participating in biomedical HIV prevention research during pregnancy. Women’s interest in participating is critical to inform evolving policy and best practices aimed at responsibly expanding evidence-based access for this population.

Read the article.