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Table 4 Reasons for no HIV testing among 457 women, Mbale, Uganda

From: Antenatal HIV testing in rural eastern Uganda in 2003: incomplete rollout of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme?

Reasons for no VCT services
No VCT services except in Mbale Hospital
Community not sensitised about PMTCT
Reasons for no counselling when VCT was available
Shortage of staff
Poor motivation of staff
Shortages of materials (testing kits, drugs, health education)
Reasons for no HIV testing after counselling
Lack of privacy
Ineffective counselling
Need for further consultation
Perceived lack of benefits (antiretroviral drugs, infant milk)