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Last time tested for HIV - MW2010, ZW2005, CM2004 [message #23250] Fri, 06 August 2021 11:12 Go to previous message
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Good afternoon

I would very much appreciate your help with the following. My variable of interest is the timing of the last HIV test among all women (v826/v826a). However I notice that there are many NAs for Malawi 2010, Zimbabwe 2005 and Cameroon 2004. After careful data exploration I notice that women are NA for these surveys have gotten their HIV test at the ANC. In these countries, does this question exclude women who have had their last HIV test at the ANC? Sadly IPUMS DHS does not include these countries (except for ZW 2005) so I am unable to check the universe of this question.

My understanding is that in general, "When was the last time you tested for HIV?" question denominator includes all women who have heard of HIV/AIDS and have been tested for HIV.

Thank you in advance. I have been stuck on this for a while!

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