HIV Prevalence among Pregnant Women in Brazil: A National Survey.

  title={HIV Prevalence among Pregnant Women in Brazil: A National Survey.},
  author={Gerson Fernando Mendes Pereira and Meritxell Sabid{\'o} and Alessandro Caruso and Silvano Barbosa de Oliveira and F{\'a}bio Caldas de Mesquita and Adele Schwartz Benzaken},
  journal={Revista brasileira de ginecologia e obstetricia : revista da Federacao Brasileira das Sociedades de Ginecologia e Obstetricia},
  volume={38 8},
Background This study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of HIV among pregnant women in Brazil and to describe HIV testing coverage and the uptake of antenatal care (ANC). Methods Between October 2010 and January 2012, a probability sample survey of parturient women aged 15-49 years who visited public hospital delivery services in Brazil was conducted. Data were collected from prenatal reports and hospital records. Dried blood spot (DNS) samples were collected and tested for HIV. We… CONTINUE READING
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