Senegal Stigma Index reveals interesting data about children

11 Sep 2013

Forty per cent of respondents expressed a desire not to have (more) children.

Nearly eighty per cent of PLHIV interviewed have children in Senegal, this number was highest amongst women from rural/semi-rural areas with no formal education. Among respondents who have children, 15% had at least 1 child living with HIV this percentage was highest among the under 25 years old group (25%) despite the low number of this age group (N=12). Interestingly respondents who have known of their HIV status for less than a year, 5.6% had HIV-positive children.