HIV and maternal mortality: turning the tide.

@article{AbdoolKarim2010HIVAM,
  title={HIV and maternal mortality: turning the tide.},
  author={Quarraisha Abdool-Karim and Carla Abouzahr and Karl L Dehne and Viviana Mangiaterra and Jack Moodley and Nigel N Rollins and Lale Say and Nathan Schaffer and James E. Rosen and Isabelle F de Zoysa},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={375 9730},
  pages={1948-9}
}
The two top causes of death in women of reproductive age globally are HIV/AIDS and complications related to pregnancy and childbearing, which account for 19% and 15% of all deaths in women aged 15–44 years, respectively. The growing burden of HIV infection in young sexually active women and the maternal health problems that they face have been described as two intersecting epidemics. In settings with a high HIV burden and high maternal mortality ratios, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, many… CONTINUE READING
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