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HIV-Related Stigmas Linked To Births Away From Hospitals

According to a new study published in the journal PLoS Medicine, expectant mothers in one Kenyan province often choose to give birth away from health-care facilities, due to the fear of being labeled as HIV-positive. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham discovered a strong association between HIV-related stigma and the fact that only 44.2% of expectant mothers give birth in facilities with skilled caregivers in Nyanza Province, Kenya.
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