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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107227/structural-level-differences-in-the-mother-to-child-hiv-transmission-rate-in-south-africa-a-multilevel-assessment-of-individual-health-facility-and-provincial-level-predictors-of-infant-hiv-transmission
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S Woldesenbet, D J Jackson, C J Lombard, T H Dinh, V Ramokolo, T Doherty, G G Sherman, Y Pillay, A E Goga
OBJECTIVES: In 2010, South Africa reported an early mother to child transmission (MTCT) rate of 3.5% at 4-8 weeks postpartum. Provincial early MTCT rates ranged from 1.4% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.1-3.4%) to 5.9% (95% CI: 3.8-8.0%). We sought to determine reasons for these geographic differences in MTCT rates. METHODS: This study employed multilevel modelling using 2010 South African PMTCT evaluation (SAPMTCTE) data from 530 facilities. Interview data and infant blood samples were collected from 3085 mother-infant pairs at 4-8 weeks postpartum...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102939/what-is-the-relationship-between-increased-access-to-haart-relationship-status-and-fertility-decisions-amongst-hiv-positive-women-a-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Abigail Burgess, Edward Purssell
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between fertility decisions, to have already had a child or to desire to have one in the future, and the prognostic factors of; access to antiretrovirals, the time since these became widely available (year of the study) and relationship status. BACKGROUND: There have been significant advances in the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) with the advent of antiretroviral therapy which has been used to successfully reduce the rate of mother to child transmission; leading researchers to hypothesise that HIV positive women may desire to have children more so now than in the past...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100207/rate-and-associated-factors-of-non-retention-of-mother-baby-pairs-in-hiv-care-in-the-elimination-of-mother-to-child-transmission-programme-gulu-uganda-a-cohort-study
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Gerald Obai, Ruth Mubeezi, Fredrick Makumbi
BACKGROUND: Poor retention in HIV care of mother-baby pairs remains a public health challenge in the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV. We determined the rate of non-retention and time to non-retention of mother-baby pairs and associated factors in Gulu district, Northern Uganda. METHODS: Mother-baby pairs enrolled into the eMTCT programme at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital (GRRH) and Lacor Hospital (LH) were retrospectively followed for 18 months...
January 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076583/-social-factors-associated-with-use-of-prenatal-care-in-ecuador
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Amaya Sánchez-Gómez, William Cevallos, Mario J Grijalva, Luis C Silva-Ayçaguer, Susana Tamayo, Jerry O Jacobson, Jaime A Costales, Rodrigo Jiménez-Garcia, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Suzanne Serruya, Celia Riera
Objectives: Prenatal care is a pillar of public health, enabling access to interventions including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. This paper describes social factors related to use of prenatal care in Ecuador. Methods: In 2011 and 2012, participant clinical history and interview information was analyzed from a national probability sample of 5 998 women presenting for delivery or miscarriage services in 15 healthcare facilities in Ecuador, to estimate prevalence of HIV, syphilis, and Chagas disease, and prenatal care coverage...
November 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068675/nutrition-habits-and-health-outcomes-of-breastfeeding-hiv-positive-mothers-in-the-dschang-health-district-west-region-cameroon
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Martin Sanou Sobze, Tsi Kien-Atsu, Bruna Djeunang Dongho, Jimmy Roger Fotso, Armand TiotsiaTsapi, Yannick Azeufack Ngueko, Sali Ben Bechir, Augusto Pana, Lucia Ercoli, Vittorio Colizzi, Gianluca Russo
BACKGROUND: Amongst the different at-risk periods for mother-to-child HIV transmission that is, during pregnancy, labor and delivery and breastfeeding, much care and attention needs to be given, not only to the child as concerns its feeding options, but also to the mother. The aim of this study was to determine the nutritional habits and health outcomes of HIV-positive breastfeeding mothers in the Dschang Health District, in the context of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) activities...
September 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064549/mother-to-child-transmission-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-among-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-on-highly-active-anti-retroviral-therapy-with-premature-rupture-of-membranes-at-term
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George Uchenna Eleje, Emeka Stephen Edokwe, Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu, Chinyere Ukamaka Onubogu, Ebele Francesca Ugochukwu, Princeston Chukwuemeka Okam, Adaobi Maryann Ibekwe
PURPOSE: To determine mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) rate and associated risk factors of human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) among HIV-infected pregnant women with term premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in comparison with those without PROM at term. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All optimally managed HIV-positive pregnant women of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) who had PROM at term were enrolled. Maternal HIV-1 viral load was not assessed...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064538/hiv-infection-among-children-and-adolescents-in-burundi-cameroon-and-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Sue Napierala Mavedzenge, Jamie E Newman, Martin Nduwimana, Helene Bukuru, Pierre Kariyo, Théodore Niyongabo, Marcel Mbaya, Henri Mukumbi, Nelly Kamgaing, Marie-Thérèse Obama, Wilfred Akam, Joseph Atibu, Modeste Kiumbu, J Hemingway-Foday
Evidence demonstrates a substantial HIV epidemic among children and adolescents in countries with long-standing generalized HIV epidemics, where availability of prevention of mother-to-child transmission services has historically been limited. The objective of this research was to explore factors associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and morbidity among HIV-infected surviving children 2-17 years of age attending HIV programs in Central Africa. Programmatic data from 404 children attending HIV programs in Burundi, Cameroon, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were included in our evaluation...
January 9, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063074/prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-and-paediatric-hiv-care-and-treatment-monitoring-from-measuring-process-to-impact-and-elimination-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv
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Priscilla Idele, Chika Hayashi, Tyler Porth, Awandha Mamahit, Mary Mahy
Progress towards achievement of global targets for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and paediatric HIV care and treatment is an integral part of global and national HIV and AIDS responses. This paper documents the development of the global and national monitoring and reporting systems for PMTCT and paediatric HIV care and treatment programmes, achievements and remaining challenges. A review of the development of the monitoring and reporting process since 2002-2016 was conducted using existing published literature and taking into account changes in WHO HIV treatment guidelines, global HIV goals and targets, programmatic and methodological developments, and increased need for interagency partnerships, coordination and harmonization of global monitoring and reporting mechanisms...
January 6, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049451/feasibility-study-of-hiv-sentinel-surveillance-using-pmtct-data-in-cameroon-from-scientific-success-to-programmatic-failure
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Serge C Billong, Jacob Dee, Joseph Fokam, Georges Nguefack-Tsague, Gabriel L Ekali, Raoul Fodjo, Edith S Temgoua, Edson-Joan Billong, Samuel M Sosso, Jembia J Mosoko, Francisca Monebenimp, Alexis Ndjolo, Anne-Cecile Z-K Bissek, Omotayo Bolu, Jean-Bosco N Elat
BACKGROUND: In low-income countries (LICs), HIV sentinel surveillance surveys (HIV-SSS) are recommended in between two demographic and health surveys, due to low-cost than the latter. Using the classical unlinked anonymous testing (UAT), HIV-SSS among pregnant women raised certain ethical and financial challenges. We therefore aimed at evaluating how to use prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) routine data as an alternative approach for HIV-SSS in LICs. METHODS: A survey conducted through 2012 among first antenatal-care attendees (ANC1) in the ten regions of Cameroon...
January 3, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046045/playing-the-catch-up-game-accelerating-the-scale-up-of-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-pmtct-services-to-eliminate-new-pediatric-hiv-infection-in-nigeria
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Edward Adekola Oladele, Hadiza Khamofu, Seun Asala, Mariya Saleh, Uche Ralph-Opara, Charles Nwosisi, Chukwuma Anyaike, Catherine Gana, Oluwasanmi Adedokun, Rebecca Dirks, Olufunsho Adebayo, Modupe Oduwole, Justin Mandala, Kwasi Torpey
INTRODUCTION: As the world is making progress towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, poor coverage of PMTCT services in Nigeria remains a major challenge. In order to address this, scale-up was planned with activities organized into 3 phases. This paper describes the process undertaken in eight high burden Nigerian states to rapidly close PMTCT coverage gaps at facility and population levels between February 2013 and March 2014. METHODS: Activities were grouped into three phases-pre-assessment phase (engagement of a wide range of stakeholders), assessment (rapid health facility assessment, a cross sectional survey using mixed methods conducted in the various states between Feb and May 2013 and impact modelling), and post-assessment (drawing up costed state operational plans to achieve eMTCT by 2015, data-driven smart scale-up)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045712/exploring-the-experiences-of-women-and-health-care-workers-in-the-context-of-pmtct-option-b-plus-in-malawi
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Fabian Cataldo, Levison Chiwaula, Misheck Nkhata, Monique van Lettow, Florence Kasende, Nora E Rosenberg, Hannock Tweya, Veena Sampathkumar, Mina Hosseinipour, Erik Schouten, Atupele Kapito-Tembo, Michael Eliya, Frank Chimbwandira, Sam Phiri
INTRODUCTION: Malawi has embarked on a 'test-and-treat' approach to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), known as 'Option B+', offering all HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women lifelong antiretroviral treatment (ART) regardless of CD4-count or clinical stage. We conducted a cross-sectional qualitative study to explore early experiences surrounding 'Option B+' for patients and health care workers (HCWs) in Malawi. METHODS: Study participants were purposively selected across six health facilities in three regional health zones in Malawi...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027287/despite-access-to-antiretrovirals-for-prevention-and-treatment-high-rates-of-mortality-persist-among-hiv-infected-infants-and-young-children
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Elaine J Abrams, Selamawit Woldesenbet, Juliana Soares Silva, Ashraf Coovadia, Viviane Black, Karl-Günter Technau, Louise Kuhn
BACKGROUND: Outcomes of HIV-infected children before widespread use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treatment and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) have been well characterized but less is known about children who acquire HIV infection in the context of good ART access. METHODS: We enrolled newly-diagnosed HIV-infected children <24 months (mos) of age at 3 hospitals and 2 clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa. We report ART initiation and mortality rates during 6 months from enrollment and factors associated with mortality...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013100/the-impact-of-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-on-obstetric-conditions-a-review
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REVIEW
Hannah M Sebitloane, Dhayendre Moodley
HIV is the leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in resource constrained countries. Highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) initiated in pregnancy has now almost eliminated mother to child transmission of the virus, and is beginning to show the desired effect of reducing HIV related maternal mortality. By modulating host immunological responses HAART has the potential to alter infections during pregnancy, in addition to modifying clinical conditions such as preeclampsia. There is increasing evidence of the benefits of HAART given to pregnant women, however there is paucity of data that distinguishes HIV or HAART as the cause or exacerbation of pre-existing medical conditions or conditions specific to pregnancy...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006001/detectable-viral-load-in-late-pregnancy-among-women-in-the-rwanda-option-b-pmtct-program-enrollment-results-from-the-kabeho-study
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Michelle M Gill, Heather J Hoffman, Emily A Bobrow, Placidie Mugwaneza, Dieudonne Ndatimana, Gilles F Ndayisaba, Cyprien Baribwira, Laura Guay, Anita Asiimwe
There are limited viral load (VL) data available from programs implementing "Option B+," lifelong antiretroviral treatment (ART) to all HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women, in resource-limited settings. Extent of viral suppression from a prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV program in Rwanda was assessed among women enrolled in the Kigali Antiretroviral and Breastfeeding Assessment for the Elimination of HIV (Kabeho) Study. ARV drug resistance testing was conducted on women with VL>2000 copies/ml...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002994/implementation-of-the-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-pmtct-program-in-the-northern-cape-south-africa
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Bianca Myburgh, Riette Nel, Ronette Lategan-Potgieter
BACKGROUND: South Africa's Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) program has been implemented for over ten years. This has led to a considerable reduction in mother-to-child transmissions. In 2010, the Northern Cape Province had a 1.4% transmission rate, being the lowest in the country. OBJECTIVE: To describe the implementation of the PMTCT program in the Frances Baard district, Northern Cape Province; South Africa and identify factors that may influence the effectiveness of this program...
December 21, 2016: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002087/protecting-the-health-of-our-aids-free-generation-beyond-prevention-of-mother-to-child-hiv-transmission
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Kathleen M Powis, Amy L Slogrove, Lynne Mofenson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 14, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999070/alarming-increase-in-pretreatment-hiv-drug-resistance-in-children-living-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R S Boerma, K C E Sigaloff, A S Akanmu, S Inzaule, M Boele van Hensbroek, T F Rinke de Wit, J C Calis
BACKGROUND: Children have an augmented risk of pretreatment HIV drug resistance (PDR) due to exposure to antiretroviral drugs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). Paediatric data are essential to evaluate the effectiveness of the restricted number of paediatric regimens currently available, but these data are scarce. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the literature on PDR in children (median age ≤12 years) in sub-Saharan Africa...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994278/towards-an-hiv-free-generation-in-cuba
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Last year Cuba became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis as public health problems. Other countries are following suit. Andréia Azevedo Soares reports.
December 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992677/mortality-and-clinical-outcomes-in-children-treated-with-antiretroviral-therapy-in-four-african-vertical-programs-during-the-first-decade-of-paediatric-hiv-care-2001-2010
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Jihane Ben-Farhat, Birgit Schramm, Nathalie Nicolay, Stephen Wanjala, Elisabeth Szumilin, Suna Balkan, Mar Pujades-Rodríguez
OBJECTIVE: To assess mortality and clinical outcomes in children treated with antiretroviral therapy in four African vertical programs between 2001 and 2010. METHODS: Cohort analysis of data from HIV-infected children (<15 years old) initiating ART in 4 sub-Saharan HIV programs in Kenya, Uganda and Malawi, between December 2001 and December 2010. Rates of mortality, program attrition and first-line clinico-immunological failure were calculated by age group (<2, 2-4 and 5-14 years), 1 or 2 years after ART initiation and risk factors were examined...
December 19, 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965866/progesterone-supplementation-for-hiv-positive-pregnant-women-on-protease-inhibitor-based-antiretroviral-regimens-the-prospar-study-a-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kaitlin Siou, Sharon L Walmsley, Kellie E Murphy, Janet Raboud, Mona Loutfy, Mark H Yudin, Michael Silverman, Noor N Ladhani, Lena Serghides
BACKGROUND: In Canada, the majority of HIV-positive pregnant women receive combination antiretroviral therapy that includes a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. However, protease inhibitor-based combination antiretroviral therapy has been associated with increased rates of preterm, low birth weight, and small for gestational age births. Our previous experimental findings demonstrate that protease inhibitor use during pregnancy is associated with decreased progesterone levels that correlate with fetal growth, and that progesterone supplementation can improve protease inhibitor-induced fetal growth restriction...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
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