Silvina A Ivalo

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Vertical transmission of HIV can be reduced, however, anti-HIV therapy and proper prenatal care are not always available to all women who need them. The Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC) in San Francisco has attacked these issues and has reduced the number of vertical transmissions to virtually zero. BAPAC's comprehensive program of educating pregnant(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test whether cesarean delivery before labor and before ruptured membranes is associated with a higher risk of postpartum morbidity than vaginal delivery among women who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1 in Latin America and the Caribbean. STUDY DESIGN Data from a prospective cohort study (National(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the association between maternal antiretrovirals (ARVs) during pregnancy and infant congenital anomalies (CAs), utilizing data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development International Site Development Initiative Perinatal Study. METHODS The study population consisted of first singleton pregnancies on study, >(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection has been associated with increased hepatitis C virus (HCV) mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). We hypothesized that HCV/HIV-coinfected women with well-controlled HIV disease would not have increased HCV MTCT. METHODS The NISDI Perinatal and LILAC cohorts enrolled HIV-infected pregnant(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal adherence is critical to achieve the benefits of antiretroviral treatment (ART). The aim of the study is to evaluate the use of mobile devices as a strategy to improve adherence to ART, measured by Viral Load (VL) in HIV+ patients less than 25 years of age. METHODS A prospective study was conducted in a cohort of HIV+ patients less than(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe Group B Streptococcus (GBS) prevention policies at 12 Latin American sites participating in the NICHD (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) International Site Development Initiative (NISDI) Longitudinal Study in Latin American Countries (LILAC) and to determine rates of rectovaginal(More)
O225 Table 1. Baseline characteristics of study population Total (n 127) Naı̈ve patients (n 100) Treated patients (n 27) Sex Male 103 (81.1) 87 (87.0) 16 (59.3) Age at diagnosis Median (IQR) 40 (30 to 50) 47 (31 to 50) 34 (25 to 43) Year of diagnosis Median (IQR) 2012 (2009 to 2015) 2014 (2012 to 2015) 2005 (2000 to 2011) Country of origin Aruba 74 (58.3)(More)
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