Improved detection of incident HIV infection and uptake of PMTCT services in labor and delivery in a high HIV prevalence setting.

@article{Kieffer2011ImprovedDO,
  title={Improved detection of incident HIV infection and uptake of PMTCT services in labor and delivery in a high HIV prevalence setting.},
  author={Mary Pat Kieffer and Bonisile Nhlabatsi and Mohammed Mahdi and Heather J. Hoffman and Kwashie Kudiabor and Catherine M. Wilfert},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={e85-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To maximize prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) effectiveness and increase identification of HIV status in maternity units in Swaziland. DESIGN With a quasi-experimental design, 3 maternity units were randomly assigned to the training intervention and 3 units were controls. METHODS Targeted on-site training was provided to nurse-midwives in intervention sites. HIV status was recorded with testing offered to women presenting with unknown and distant negative… CONTINUE READING
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HIV InfectionsMay be treated byNevirapine
Cord blood was obtained and tested for HIV antibodies and presence of nevirapine as a marker of PMTCT intervention coverage .
Cord blood was obtained and tested for HIV antibodies and presence of nevirapine as a marker of PMTCT intervention coverage .
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