Maternal vitamin A deficiency and mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1

@article{Semba1994MaternalVA,
  title={Maternal vitamin A deficiency and mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1},
  author={R. Semba and J. Chiphangwi and P. Miotti and G. Dallabetta and A. J. Saah},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1994},
  volume={343},
  pages={1593-1597}
}
  • R. Semba, J. Chiphangwi, +2 authors A. J. Saah
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Studies show that around 10-40% HIV-positive women will give birth to children who are also infected. However, the risk factors for transmission from mother to child are not well understood and the effects of maternal nutritional status are unknown. We conducted a study of vitamin A status in pregnant women as a risk factor for mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Malawi. Serum vitamin A, height, weight, CD4 T-cell counts, and duration of breastfeeding were measured in 338 HIV-positive… CONTINUE READING
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