Maternal levels of plasma human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA and the risk of perinatal transmission. Women and Infants Transmission Study Group.

@article{Garcia1999MaternalLO,
  title={Maternal levels of plasma human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA and the risk of perinatal transmission. Women and Infants Transmission Study Group.},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Mello Garcia and Leslie A. Kalish and Jane Pitt and Howard Minkoff and Thomas C Quinn and Sandra K. Burchett and Janet R. Kornegay and Brooks Jackson and Jack Moye and Carl Hanson and Carmen D. Zorrilla and Judy F Lew},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={341 6},
  pages={394-402}
}
BACKGROUND The importance of plasma levels of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA in pregnant women in relation to the other factors known to influence the risk of transmission of infection to their infants is incompletely defined. We studied the relation of maternal plasma HIV-1 RNA levels to the risk of perinatal transmission and the timing of transmission. METHODS We measured plasma HIV-1 RNA serially in 552 women with HIV-1 infection who had singleton pregnancies. The status… CONTINUE READING
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