Strategy for preventing vertical transmisssion of HIV : Bombay experience.

  title={Strategy for preventing vertical transmisssion of HIV : Bombay experience.},
  author={Rashid H. Merchant and Kaizad R Damania and Ishwarprasad S Gilada and R V Bhagwat and J S Karkare and Jitendra S Oswal and Sandra R Merchant and S Changedia},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  volume={38 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of an interventional regime to reduce the perinatal mode of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). DESIGN Prospective. SETTING Perinatal HIV clinic at a university affiliated maternity hospital. SUBJECT & METHODS After adequate counseling, consenting HIV positive women were offered perinatal intervention: (i) administration of 400 mg of zidovudine (AZT) per day for the last 6 weeks of the antenatal period; (ii) delivery by elective Caesarian… CONTINUE READING