Risk for perinatal HIV-1 transmission according to maternal immunologic, virologic, and placental factors.

@article{Louis1993RiskFP,
  title={Risk for perinatal HIV-1 transmission according to maternal immunologic, virologic, and placental factors.},
  author={Michael E. St. Louis and M Kamenga and Chris L Brown and Ann Marie Nelson and T Manzila and Veronique Batter and Frieda S Behets and U Kabagabo and Robert Ryder and Margaret J. Oxtoby},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1993},
  volume={269 22},
  pages={2853-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate how maternal and obstetric factors interact to influence mother-to-child human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) transmission. DESIGN Prospective, observational cohort study of children born to HIV-infected women to determine child's HIV infection status. The analysis then compared peripartum maternal, placental, and obstetric variables between HIV-1 transmitter and nontransmitter women. SETTING Two large maternity wards in Kinshasa, Zaire. PARTICIPANTS… CONTINUE READING

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