Evaluation of using routine infant immunization visits to identify and follow-up HIV-exposed infants and their mothers in Tanzania.

@article{Goodson2013EvaluationOU,
  title={Evaluation of using routine infant immunization visits to identify and follow-up HIV-exposed infants and their mothers in Tanzania.},
  author={James L. Goodson and Thomas Finkbeiner and Nicole Lane Davis and Dafrossa Lyimo and Anath A Rwebembera and Andrea L. Swartzendruber and Aaron Stuart Wallace and Sajida Kimambo and Chrispin J Kimario and Stefan Zbyszko Wiktor and Elizabeth T. Luman},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2013},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={e9-e15}
}
BACKGROUND Without treatment, approximately half of HIV-infected infants die by age 2 years, and 80% die before age 5 years. Early identification of HIV-infected and HIV-exposed infants provides opportunities for life-saving interventions. We evaluated integration of HIV-related services with routine infant immunization in Tanzania. METHODS During April 2009 to March 2010, at 4 urban and 4 rural sites, mothers' HIV status was determined at first-month immunization using antenatal cards. HIV… CONTINUE READING
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