Seroprevalence of HIV-1, HBV, HTLV-1 and Treponema pallidum among pregnant women in a rural hospital in Southern Ethiopia.

@article{Ramos2011SeroprevalenceOH,
  title={Seroprevalence of HIV-1, HBV, HTLV-1 and Treponema pallidum among pregnant women in a rural hospital in Southern Ethiopia.},
  author={Jos{\'e} M. Ramos and Carlos Toro and Francisco Reyes and Ar{\'a}nzazu Amor and F{\'e}lix Guti{\'e}rrez},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={83-5}
}
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), hepatitis B virus (HBV), human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and Treponema pallidum represent major public health problems in sub-Saharan countries. These infections can be transmitted from mother to children and may cause severe morbidities in their offspring. Ethiopia is among the countries where HIV-1, HBV and T. pallidum infections are highly prevalent. However, information on seroprevalence of these infections among… CONTINUE READING

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