Variable HA15 : Ever had HIV test
Valid case(s): 4401
Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Check MN5: Tested for HIV during antenatal care? Yes. Go to HA18A No. Continue with HA15
I do not want to know the results, but have you ever been tested to see if you have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS?
The following questions aim to obtain information about the level of 'unmet need' for HIV-testing. They first ask about experience of HIV testing. Voluntary testing and counselling are now encouraged, in the belief that if a person knows his or her status, he or she is more likely to adopt behaviours to prevent contracting the virus or (if positive) transmitting it. Many of those who get tested do not return to learn the results of the test, but the proportion of those who return should rise as the quality of pre-test counselling improves. It is important to obtain an estimate of the number of those tested who return to learn the results, in order to monitor this proxy indicator of the quality of available counselling and the level of demand for such services. --- Check the respondent's answer to MN5 in the Maternal and Newborn Health module regarding whether or not she was tested for HIV during her antenatal care visits. If the respondent has already answered that she was tested during antenatal care visits, you do not need to ask her questions HA15-HA18. In such cases, check the box marked 'Yes' and go to HA18A. If her answer was 'No', check the corresponding box and continue to HA15. --- Ask the respondent if she was tested for the HIV. Be clear to the respondent that you are not asking to know the results of the test. Circle the code for the response given. If her answer is 'No', skip to HA18.