HIV Testing and Retention in Care of Infants Born to HIV- Infected Women Enrolled in 'Option B+', Thyolo, Malawi

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618884
Title:
HIV Testing and Retention in Care of Infants Born to HIV- Infected Women Enrolled in 'Option B+', Thyolo, Malawi
Authors:
Martínez Pérez, G; Metcalf, C; Garone, D; Coulborn, R; Harries, A D; Hedt-Gauthier, B; Murowa, M; Mwenelupembe, GS; Van den Bergh, R; Triviño Durán, L
Journal:
Public Health Action
Abstract:
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission 'Option B+' originated in Malawi in 2011 to prevent new infections in infants exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We assessed 12-month programme retention and HIV testing uptake among infants born to HIV-infected mothers from September 2011 to June 2012 in Thyolo District Hospital. Of 513 infants, 368 (71.7%) remained in care at 12 months. Altogether, 412 (80.3%) underwent HIV DNA polymerase chain reaction testing, with 267 (52.0%) tested at 6-12 weeks, and 255 (49.7%) underwent rapid HIV testing, with 144 (28.1%) tested at 12 months. Eighty-eight (17.2%) infants had both tests as scheduled. Measures are needed to improve adherence to national testing protocols.
Publisher:
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Issue Date:
21-Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618884
DOI:
10.5588/pha.14.0001
PubMed ID:
26399207
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

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dc.contributor.authorMartínez Pérez, Gen
dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, Cen
dc.contributor.authorGarone, Den
dc.contributor.authorCoulborn, Ren
dc.contributor.authorHarries, A Den
dc.contributor.authorHedt-Gauthier, Ben
dc.contributor.authorMurowa, Men
dc.contributor.authorMwenelupembe, GSen
dc.contributor.authorVan den Bergh, Ren
dc.contributor.authorTriviño Durán, Len
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-31T18:45:36Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-31T18:45:36Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-21-
dc.identifier.citationHIV Testing and Retention in Care of Infants Born to HIV- Infected Women Enrolled in 'Option B+', Thyolo, Malawi. 2014, 4 (2):102-4 Public Health Actionen
dc.identifier.pmid26399207-
dc.identifier.doi10.5588/pha.14.0001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618884-
dc.description.abstractPrevention of mother-to-child transmission 'Option B+' originated in Malawi in 2011 to prevent new infections in infants exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We assessed 12-month programme retention and HIV testing uptake among infants born to HIV-infected mothers from September 2011 to June 2012 in Thyolo District Hospital. Of 513 infants, 368 (71.7%) remained in care at 12 months. Altogether, 412 (80.3%) underwent HIV DNA polymerase chain reaction testing, with 267 (52.0%) tested at 6-12 weeks, and 255 (49.7%) underwent rapid HIV testing, with 144 (28.1%) tested at 12 months. Eighty-eight (17.2%) infants had both tests as scheduled. Measures are needed to improve adherence to national testing protocols.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Public Health Actionen
dc.subjectviral loaden
dc.titleHIV Testing and Retention in Care of Infants Born to HIV- Infected Women Enrolled in 'Option B+', Thyolo, Malawien
dc.identifier.journalPublic Health Actionen

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