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Abstract

Male Partners Involvement and Associated Factors in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in East Badawacho district, Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Teshale Menebo , Zeleke Dutamo , Tekle Ejajo , Bealu Betebo , Adane Tesfaye

Background: Transmission of HIV mother-to-child remains a  problem in the developing world despite the development and growing availability of  methods appropriate for resource-limited  Male involvement has been recognized as apriority focus area to be strengthened in PMTCT but  male partners for HIV in the context of  mother tochild transmission remains a challenge in most low-and middle-income countries. To assess male partners involvement in  of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and associated factors in East Badawacho woreda, Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2019.

Methods: A community based  study was conducted from July 1-30, 2019 on a sample of 402 male partners whose wife  ANC visit in the past six months. The calculated sample was  allocated to all Kebeles, and a sample household with eligible male partner was selected from each kebele using simple random sampling technique. Structured  was administered to male partners. Data was entered using Epidata version 3.1 and exported to SPSS Version 20 for analysis.  analysis was used to see the overall of the study subject with the variables under study. Both bivariate and  analysis (binary  regression) was used to factors associated with male partner’s involvement in PMTCT. P value of <0.05 was considered as  with 95% interval.