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Evaluation of Barriers to Postpartum Care in HIV Infected Women

18 Years
65 Years
Open (Enrolling)
HIV Infection, Pregnancy

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Trial Information

Evaluation of Barriers to Postpartum Care in HIV Infected Women

This study is evaluating information pre and postpartum to assess what are barriers to
patients coming into care for HIV after they have a baby. We will try to evaluate recurrent
themes in questionaires and interviews to try and identify the barriers to care.

Inclusion Criteria:

HIV infected pregnant women who

- HIV-infected women who are pregnant by confirmatory tests or an HIV positive woman
who has had a baby within the last 6 months and is coming to care postpartum.

- Women who intend to get care at Harris County Hospital District.

- Subjects must be >18 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Women unable to complete questionnaires.

- Women who are unable to speak, read, or understand English or Spanish.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

evaluate results from qualitative interviews

Outcome Description:

we will ask and record responses and enter into an NIVIVO program to evaluate for emergent themes

Outcome Time Frame:

women seen after they have their baby

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Tanvir Bell

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

January 2012

Completion Date:

January 2014

Related Keywords:

  • HIV Infection
  • Pregnancy
  • HIV Infections
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome



Harris County Hospital District Clinics-Thomas Street Clinic, Northwest Clinic Houston, Texas  77009
Harris County Hospital District Clinics-LBJ hospital Houston, Texas  77026