Rates of HBV, HCV, HDV and HIV type 1 among pregnant women and HIV type 1 drug resistance-associated mutations in breastfeeding women on antiretroviral therapy

@article{Torimiro2018RatesOH,
  title={Rates of HBV, HCV, HDV and HIV type 1 among pregnant women and HIV type 1 drug resistance-associated mutations in breastfeeding women on antiretroviral therapy},
  author={Judith N. Torimiro and Aubin Joseph Nanfack and William Ako Takang and Claude Kalla Keou and Awum Nchenda Joyce and Kevin Pene Njefi and Kimbong Agyingi and Ir{\'e}n{\'e}e Domkam and D{\'e}sir{\'e} Takou and Sylvie Moudourou and Samuel Martin Sosso and Robinson Enow Mbu},
  journal={BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth},
  year={2018},
  volume={18}
}
BackgroundHBV, HCV, HDV and HIV are blood borne and can be transmitted from mother-to-child. Reports of HBV infection rates show up to 11.9% in Cameroon while for HCV, the rate is less than 2%. More so, as pregnant women get enrolled in the HIV PMTCT Programme and stay in the care continuum, selection of HIV-1 drug resistant strains is evident. We sought to determine the seroprevalence of HBV, HCV, HDV and HIV among pregnant women, assess their knowledge, attitudes and practices on transmission… Expand
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