Natural history and risk factors associated with early and established HIV type 1 infection among reproductive-age women in Malawi.

@article{Kumwenda2008NaturalHA,
  title={Natural history and risk factors associated with early and established HIV type 1 infection among reproductive-age women in Malawi.},
  author={Johnstone J. Kumwenda and Bonus Makanani and Frank O Taulo and Chiwawa Nkhoma and George Emmanuel Kafulafula and Qing Li and Newton I. Kumwenda and T. E. Taha},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={1913-20}
}
BACKGROUND Data evaluating the biological events and determinants of early human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection are limited in sub-Saharan Africa. We examined plasma viral levels and trends during early and established HIV-1 infection among reproductive-age women who participated in a randomized trial to treat genital tract infection in Malawi. We also assessed the association of injectable hormonal contraceptive use with HIV-1 infection. METHODS We studied 3 groups of women… CONTINUE READING

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