Evid Based Nurs 1:111 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.4.111
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Offering HIV testing to pregnant women increased test uptake but not anxiety

HIV test uptake by pregnant women after offers of testing (4 interventions) v no direct offer of testing*

Intervention —direct offers of testing No direct offer RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Blood tests leaflet and minimal discussion 36.2% 5.5% 554% (394 to 767) 4 (3 to 4)
Blood tests leaflet and comprehensive discussion 37.0% 5.5% 569% (407 to 786) 4 (3 to 4)
HIV specific leaflet and minimal discussion 34.5% 5.5% 524% (371 to 729) 4 (3 to 4)
HIV specific leaflet and comprehensive discussion 31.6% 5.5% 471% (330 to 660) 4 (3 to 5)

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