Ensuring HIV-infected pregnant women start antiretroviral treatment: an operational cohort study from Lilongwe, Malawi.

@article{Weigel2012EnsuringHP,
  title={Ensuring HIV-infected pregnant women start antiretroviral treatment: an operational cohort study from Lilongwe, Malawi.},
  author={Ralf Weigel and Mina C Hosseinipour and Caryl Feldacker and Dickman Gareta and Hannock Tweya and Jane Chiwoko and Joe Gumulira and Mike Tikhalenawo Kalulu and Innocent A Mofolo and Esmie Kamanga and Gertrude Mwale and Angela Kadzakumanja and Edward Jere and Sam J P Phiri},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={
          751-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES HIV-infected women identified through antenatal care (ANC) often fail to access antiretroviral treatment (ART), leaving them and their infants at risk for declining health or HIV transmission. We describe results of measures to improve uptake of ART among eligible pregnant women. METHODS Between October 2006 and December 2009, interventions implemented at ANC and ART facilities in urban Lilongwe aimed to better link services for women with CD4 counts <250/μl. A monitoring system… CONTINUE READING
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