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Time of HIV diagnosis, CD4 count and viral load at antenatal care start and delivery in South Africa.

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Summary of "Time of HIV diagnosis, CD4 count and viral load at antenatal care start and delivery in South Africa."

Despite the success of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) program in South Africa, the 30% HIV prevalence among women of childbearing age requires the PMTCT program to be maximally efficient to sustain gains in the prevention of vertical HIV transmission. We aimed to determine the immunologic and virologic status at entry into antenatal care (ANC) and at childbirth among HIV positive women who conceived under the CD4<500 cells/μl antiretroviral therapy (ART) eligibility threshold and universal test and treat (UTT) policies in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0229111

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