Anti-Group B Streptococcus antibody in infants born to mothers with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection☆

@inproceedings{Doar2015AntiGroupBS,
  title={Anti-Group B Streptococcus antibody in infants born to mothers with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection☆},
  author={Kirsty Le Doar{\'e} and Lauren A Allen and Beate Kampmann and Paul Trafford Heath and Stephen Charles Taylor and Anneke Catharina Hesseling and Andrew R. Gorringe and Christine Jones},
  booktitle={Vaccine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND HIV-exposed uninfected infants have increased infection risk and mortality compared to HIV-unexposed infants. HIV-exposed infants may be at increased risk of invasive GBS disease due to reduced maternal antibody against GBS. METHODS We quantified antibodies that bind to the surface of whole Group B Streptococcus (GBS) of serotypes Ia, Ib, II, III and V using novel flow cytometry assays in South African HIV-infected and non-infected mothers and their uninfected infants. Antibody… CONTINUE READING
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