Impact of HIV-status disclosure on HIV viral load in pregnant and postpartum women on antiretroviral therapy.

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Summary of "Impact of HIV-status disclosure on HIV viral load in pregnant and postpartum women on antiretroviral therapy."

HIV-status disclosure is widely encouraged by counselling services, in part because it is thought to improve antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and thus HIV viral suppression. However, few longitudinal studies have examined the impact of disclosure on HIV viral load (VL) during pregnancy and postpartum.


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Name: Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)
ISSN: 1944-7884


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