Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS)
are essential for the prevention of STIs superimposed on
the already over burdened immune system of the HIV
positive mother, prevention of mother-to-child
transmission of HIV, helping mothers to screen for other
diseases that might impact on the mother and her family
and also treating such infections early, prevention of
unwanted pregnancies or child spacing or abortion and
it’s attendant complication. It also helps mothers to
encourage their spouses test for HIV. These services may
be available but certain factors interfere with their access
and utilization by HIV positive pregnant women. This
study sought to determine factors that predict the
utilization of reproductive health services among HIV
positive pregnant women in Taraba State.
The study adopted mixed- method research design
employing an institutional based cross sectional design.
The population for the study consisted of 3,315 HIV
positive pregnant women attending Antenatal Clinic.
Cluster random sampling technique was used to select
facilities for the study. Convenience random sampling
technique was used to select 605 HIV positive pregnant
women (HIV positive pregnant women who were present
during antenatal clinic days, who give their consent will
be included in the study). The focus group discussion
participants for the study were selected using convenience
HIV/AIDS, Demographic, Utilization, Predictors, Reproductive Health Services.