Early infant diagnosis of HIV in three regions in Tanzania; successes and challenges

Mercy G Chiduo, Bruno Paul Mmbando, Zahra Persson Theilgaard, Ib C Bygbjerg, Jan Gerstoft, Martha Lemnge, Terese L Katzenstein

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    By the end of 2009 an estimated 2.5 million children worldwide were living with HIV-1, mostly as a consequence of vertical transmission, and more than 90% of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008 the World Health Organization (WHO), recommended early initiation of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) to all HIV infected infants diagnosed within the first year of life, and since 2010, within the first two years of life, irrespective of CD4 count or WHO clinical stage. The study aims were to describe implementation of EID programs in three Tanzanian regions with differences in HIV prevalences and logistical set-up with regard to HIV DNA testing.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftB M C Public Health
    Vol/bind13
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)910
    ISSN1471-2458
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2 okt. 2013

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