250794 Amazing Support Group

Monday, October 31, 2011: 1:30 PM

Timothy K. Thomas, MD , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kisumu, Kenya
This video describes the lives of women who met each other as participants in the Kisumu Breastfeeding Study. They describe their experiences with stigma, wife inheritance, and being single mothers in a rural part of Kenya. Most of these women gave birth to HIV negative babies; they describe the impact of HAART during pregnancy and breastfeeding on mother to child HIV transmission.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
•Describe the challenges and stigma HIV positive pregnant women face in rural western Kenya. •Demonstrate the impact of HAART treatment for HIV positive pregnant women in reducing mother to child HIV transmission.

Keywords: Prevention, HIV Interventions

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I conceived of the video idea, introduced the videographer to the participants and was the principle investigator of the study.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.