Training Years: 2016-2017
Training Site: University Teaching Hospital Lusaka, Zambia
Mentor: Elwyn Chomba; Musaku Mwenechanya; Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD
Title: The Impact of Syphilis Testing on HIV Testing Conducted Among Pregnant Women during the First Prenatal Visit
Hypothesis: Among pregnant women, we hypothesize that syphilis screenings obtained during the first prenatal visit is associated with HIV screenings.
Aim 1: To analyze the association between obtaining syphilis testing during first prenatal visit and HIV screening.
Hypothesis: We hypothesize that women who are married, multipara, and literate will be more likely to participate in both HIV and syphilis screening tests during the first prenatal visit.
Aim 2: To compare the characteristics of women who do not participate versus participate in both HIV and syphilis screening tests during the first prenatal visit.
NIH Support: Fogarty scholars doctoral training award