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dc.contributor.authorMartínez Pérez, G
dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, C
dc.contributor.authorGarone, D
dc.contributor.authorCoulborn, R
dc.contributor.authorHarries, A D
dc.contributor.authorHedt-Gauthier, B
dc.contributor.authorMurowa, M
dc.contributor.authorMwenelupembe, GS
dc.contributor.authorVan den Bergh, R
dc.contributor.authorTriviño Durán, L
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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T13:19:37Z
html.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.


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