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Viral load testing among women on 'option B+' in Mazowe, Zimbabwe: How well are we doing?

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Summary of "Viral load testing among women on 'option B+' in Mazowe, Zimbabwe: How well are we doing?"

Globally, ten percent of new HIV infections are among children and most of these children acquire infection through mother-to-child transmission. To prevent this, lifelong ART among pregnant and breast feeding (PBF) women living with HIV, irrespective of the WHO clinical stage, was adopted (option B+). There is limited cohort-wise assessment of VL testing among women on 'option B+'.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0225476

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