HIV testing and treatment in the antenatal care setting.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125887
Title:
HIV testing and treatment in the antenatal care setting.
Authors:
Coulter-Smith, S; Lambert, J S; Butler, K; Brennan, M; Cafferkey, M
Affiliation:
The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Sq, Dublin 1.
Citation:
HIV testing and treatment in the antenatal care setting. 2010, 103 (1):14-7 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125887
PubMed ID:
20222387
Abstract:
Routine linked HIV antenatal screening, with "opt-out", was introduced at the Rotunda in January 1998. This paper reviews the screening and subsequent pregnancy management and outcome in HIV positive women from 1998 to 2006. During this time 225 women (280 pregnancies) were HIV positive and 194 women subsequently delivered at the Rotunda, representing 233 liveborn infants. Overall anti-HIV prevalence was 0.42%, increasing from 0.06% in 1998 to 0.57% in 2006. Of 233 livebirths, 111 (48%) were delivered by spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD). HIV treatment was started pre-pregnancy in 14 (6%) pregnancies and antenatally in 208 (90%). The vertical transmission rate in mothers receiving >4 weeks of treatment was 0%. We conclude that routine antenatal HIV screening is effective and significantly benefits the health of mother and child.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active; Chi-Square Distribution; Female; HIV Infections; Humans; Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical; Ireland; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications, Infectious; Pregnancy Outcome; Prenatal Care; Retrospective Studies; Risk Assessment
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCoulter-Smith, Sen
dc.contributor.authorLambert, J Sen
dc.contributor.authorButler, Ken
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Men
dc.contributor.authorCafferkey, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T14:48:28Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T14:48:28Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.citationHIV testing and treatment in the antenatal care setting. 2010, 103 (1):14-7 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20222387-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/125887-
dc.description.abstractRoutine linked HIV antenatal screening, with "opt-out", was introduced at the Rotunda in January 1998. This paper reviews the screening and subsequent pregnancy management and outcome in HIV positive women from 1998 to 2006. During this time 225 women (280 pregnancies) were HIV positive and 194 women subsequently delivered at the Rotunda, representing 233 liveborn infants. Overall anti-HIV prevalence was 0.42%, increasing from 0.06% in 1998 to 0.57% in 2006. Of 233 livebirths, 111 (48%) were delivered by spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD). HIV treatment was started pre-pregnancy in 14 (6%) pregnancies and antenatally in 208 (90%). The vertical transmission rate in mothers receiving >4 weeks of treatment was 0%. We conclude that routine antenatal HIV screening is effective and significantly benefits the health of mother and child.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAntiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active-
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distribution-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Vertical-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complications, Infectious-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Outcome-
dc.subject.meshPrenatal Care-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessment-
dc.titleHIV testing and treatment in the antenatal care setting.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Sq, Dublin 1.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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