Factors associated with antenatal care uptake among women living with HIV in Ndola District, Zambia
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Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) single-handedly accounted for approximately two thirds (196 000) of the world maternal deaths. High maternal deaths have been attributed to high prevalence of HIV and low uptake of Antenatal Care (ANC). This made World Health Organization (WHO) to recommend integration of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services into ANC to improve accessibility and utilization. According to Zambia Ministry of Health (MoH), every pregnant woman should have her ANC registration in the first trimester and achieve eight visits by delivery time. With the extra need of PMTCT services in the women living with HIV, early and regular ANC attendance is emphasized. However, in Zambia, there is limited information on ANC uptake and its associated factors among women living with HIV.