Implementation and Operational Research: The Impact of Option B+ on the Antenatal PMTCT Cascade in Lilongwe, Malawi

@inproceedings{Kim2015ImplementationAO,
  title={Implementation and Operational Research: The Impact of Option B+ on the Antenatal PMTCT Cascade in Lilongwe, Malawi},
  author={Maria H. Kim and Saeed Ahmed and Mina C Hosseinipour and Thomas Peter Giordano and Elizabeth Y Chiao and Xiaoying Yu and Chi Nguyen and Frank Chimbwandira and Peter N. Kazembe and Elaine Abrams},
  booktitle={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVE In 2011, Malawi implemented Option B+ (B+), lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for pregnant and breastfeeding women. We aimed to describe changes in service uptake and outcomes along the antenatal prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) cascade post-B+ implementation. DESIGN Pre/post study using routinely collected program data from 2 large Lilongwe-based health centers. METHODS We compared the testing of HIV-infected pregnant women at antenatal care, enrollment into… CONTINUE READING

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