Socio-demographic factors associated with loss to follow-up of HIV-infected women attending a private sector PMTCT program in Maharashtra, India.

@article{Panditrao2011SociodemographicFA,
  title={Socio-demographic factors associated with loss to follow-up of HIV-infected women attending a private sector PMTCT program in Maharashtra, India.},
  author={Mayuri Vijaykumar Panditrao and Shrinivas Darak and Vinay Kumar Kulkarni and Sanjeevani Kulkarni and Ritu S Parchure},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={593-600}
}
Currently, 40% of HIV-infected women enrolled in national prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program in India are loss to follow-up (LTF) before they can receive single dose Nevirapine. To date no study from India has examined the reasons for inadequate utilization of PMTCT services. This study sought to examine the socio-demographic factors associated with LTF of HIV-infected women enrolled during 2002-2008 in a large-scale private sector PMTCT program in Maharashtra, India… CONTINUE READING

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