Gregory Petro

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INTRODUCTION Plasma HIV viral load (VL) is the principle determinant of mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT), yet there are few data on VL in populations of pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. We examined the distribution and determinants of VL in HIV-positive women seeking antenatal care (ANC) in Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS Consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVES Maternal HIV viral load (VL) drives mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) risk but there are few data from sub-Saharan Africa, where most MTCT occurs. We investigated VL changes during pregnancy and MTCT following antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation in Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS We conducted a prospective study of HIV-infected women(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of two non-invasive methods of blood-pressure measurement with intra-arterial measurement in women with pre-eclampsia and acute severe hypertension. METHODS This descriptive, cross-sectional study prospectively enrolled 23 women with pre-eclampsia and acute severe hypertension for continuous intra-arterial blood-pressure(More)
OBJECTIVE To document clinical outcomes and women's experiences following the introduction of mifepristone into South African public sector second-trimester medical abortion services, and compare with historic cohorts receiving misoprostol-only. METHODS Repeated cross-sectional observational studies documented service delivery and experiences of women(More)
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