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Excluding Pregnancy among Women Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy: Efficacy of a Family Planning Job Aid

May 2010 — This study was conducted to assess the clinical performance of a job aid to exclude pregnancy among HIV-positive women initiating antiretroviral therapy. Although the job aid, also called the pregnancy checklist, is effective for excluding pregnancy in many women initiating antiretroviral therapy, its moderate sensitivity and specificity precludes its use to replace pregnancy testing completely. Its use should be encouraged, however, in low-resource settings where pregnancy tests are unavailable or must be rationed. For more on the study, see

Disclaimer: This publication was created under FHI. In July 2011, FHI became FHI 360.