Rapid HIV testing, pregnancy, antiretroviral prophylaxis and infant abandonment in St Petersburg.

@article{Hillis2007RapidHT,
  title={Rapid HIV testing, pregnancy, antiretroviral prophylaxis and infant abandonment in St Petersburg.},
  author={Susan D. Hillis and Aza G Rakhmanova and Elena N Vinogradova and Evgeny E Voronin and Alexei V Yakovlev and Natalia Khaldeeva and Natalia Sergeevna Akatova and Mida Samarskaya and Galina V Volkova and Dmity Kissin and Denise J. Jamieson and M. Kathleen Glynn and Joanna Robinson and William C. Miller},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={120-2}
}
In St Petersburg, Russia, a rapid HIV-testing programme was implemented in April 2004 for high-risk women giving birth. Among 670 women without prenatal care who received rapid HIV testing, 6.4% (43) had positive results. Among HIV-positive mothers, receipt of intrapartum antiretroviral prophylaxis increased significantly compared to pre-programme levels (76 versus 41%). Additionally, infant abandonment increased significantly (50% versus 26%), and was 10 times greater in women with unintended… CONTINUE READING

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