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MTN-041 is a qualitative study taking place in Malawi, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe that seeks to understand community belief systems and attitudes that may affect women’s perceptions about and potential interest in using the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring or daily PrEP during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The study involves group discussions with women, male partners and mothers and mothers-in-law of pregnant and breastfeeding women and interviews with community leaders, healthcare providers, midwives and traditional birth attendants, among others. Its results will help inform implementation of both the MTN-042 study in pregnant women, and the MTN-043 study, which will enroll women who are breastfeeding and their babies.



A Time to Deliver: Preventing HIV in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women



See also

MTN-041 Protocol