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Reasons for failure of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in a rural South African district hospital

Abstract:

Further reduction of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV requires improved understanding of the reasons for MTCT. We reviewed maternal and infant case notes for HIV- positive infants diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction at Bethesda Hospital. Nineteen cases were analysed. Median gestation at first antenatal consultation (ANC) was 22.5 (interquartile range [IQR] 19.25–24). Eleven (57.9%) mothers were HIV positive at first ANC, whilst eight tested negative and later positive (2 antepart...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6072-1430
Publisher:
Health and Medical Publishing Group
Journal:
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
365
Publication date:
2015-04-28
Acceptance date:
2015-02-15
DOI:
EISSN:
2078-6751
ISSN:
1608-9693
Pmid:
29568588
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:925487
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uuid:fc58b080-f768-43c5-887b-7a4a78f2c96d
Local pid:
pubs:925487
Source identifiers:
925487
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2018-11-08

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