Adolescent and young pregnant women at increased risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and poorer maternal and infant health outcomes: A cohort study at public facilities in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan district, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

@article{Fatti2014AdolescentAY,
  title={Adolescent and young pregnant women at increased risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and poorer maternal and infant health outcomes: A cohort study at public facilities in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan district, Eastern Cape, South Africa.},
  author={Geoffrey Fatti and Najma Shaikh and Brian Eley and Debra Jackson and Ashraf Grimwood},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2014},
  volume={104 12},
  pages={874-80}
}
BACKGROUND South Africa (SA) has the highest burden of childhood HIV infection globally, and has high rates of adolescent and youth pregnancy. OBJECTIVE To explore risks associated with pregnancy in young HIV-infected women, we compared mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV and maternal and infant health outcomes according to maternal age categories. METHODS A cohort of HIV-positive pregnant women and their infants were followed up at three sentinel surveillance facilities in the… CONTINUE READING
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