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Lifestyle: Sex Life

Wed 27 Apr, 2011
By Sam Bristowe


Volunteers needed in researching the experience of testing HIV positive in pregnant

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Volunteers needed in researching the experience of testing HIV + in pregnancy

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Most women are deciding to have an HIV test in pregnancy and the rates of HIV testing have increased since universal antenatal HIV screening was introduced in 1999. As more women test, some results come back positive.

This research wishes to understand this experience of women who have tested positive for HIV in pregnancy. This research gives, for the first time, women the opportunity to discuss the impact of getting this result during pregnancy.



This will be done by an interview lasting about 1 half to 2 hours long, in a suitable location anywhere in UK. The interview will be tape recorded but will remain confidential and volunteers will remain entirely anonymous.

Andrew Stallard is a Consultant midwife and studying for a PhD and has many years experience as a midwife with a specific interest in HIV in pregnancy and he will conduct the interviews.

The research has NHS Ethical and Research and Development approval and is sponsored by the University of Manchester under Professor Tina Lavender and hosted by Kings College Foundation Trust in London.

The findings of the research will be available and published in research Journals, but it is hoped that if enough women volunteer to tell their powerful story, a book will be published at a later date.

For an informal chat in strict confidence text or ring Andrew on 07703 278952 or contact the following email.

pregnancyexperiences@gmail.com
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