Marked Reduction in Prevalence of Malaria Parasitemia and Anemia in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women Taking Cotrimoxazole With Or Without Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine Intermittent Preventive Therapy during Pregnancy in Malawi

@inproceedings{KapitoTembo2011MarkedRI,
  title={Marked Reduction in Prevalence of Malaria Parasitemia and Anemia in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women Taking Cotrimoxazole With Or Without Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine Intermittent Preventive Therapy during Pregnancy in Malawi},
  author={Atupele Kapito-Tembo and Steven Richard Meshnick and Micha{\"e}l Boele van Hensbroek and Kamija Samuel Phiri and Margaret A Fitzgerald and Victor Mwapasa},
  booktitle={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Effectiveness of cotrimoxazole (CTX) compared with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) intermittent-preventive-therapy (IPTp) for malaria in HIV-infected pregnant women is unknown. We examined effectiveness of CTX with or without SP-IPTp versus SP-IPTp at reducing malaria parasitemia and anemia. METHODS From 2005 to 2009, we conducted a cross-sectional study of HIV-infected pregnant women at Thyolo Hospital, Malawi. Blood was tested for malaria parasitemia and anemia (hemoglobin<11 g/dl… CONTINUE READING

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