Effectiveness of the first district-wide programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa.

@article{Coetzee2005EffectivenessOT,
  title={Effectiveness of the first district-wide programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa.},
  author={David Coetzee and Katherine Hilderbrand and Andrew A Boulle and Beverley Draper and Fareed Abdullah and Eric Goemaere},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 7},
  pages={489-94}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to estimate the field efficacy of the first routine programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) initiated in South Africa, in the subdistrict of Khayelitsha. METHODS A consecutive sample of 658 mother-infant pairs, identified from the PMTCT register from 1 March to 30 November 2003, were identified for enrolment in this study. Details of the regimen received were established and HIV status of… CONTINUE READING
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