The prevention of maternal infant transmission of HIV-1

M. J. O'Sullivan, P. Stratton, A. Gonzalez-Garcia

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Abstract

In some cities in the United States, Western Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa, the leading cause of death in reproductive age women and their children is human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Over half the women with AIDS reported in the United States have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the last two years. Certainly, some of this apparent increase has been due to the changed CDC classification introduced in 1993 which recognized specific gynecologic diseases as HIV/AIDS related and included a lymphocyte T cell CD4 count of 200 cells/uL or less as diagnostic of AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Florida Medical Association
Volume83
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 6 1996

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    O'Sullivan, M. J., Stratton, P., & Gonzalez-Garcia, A. (1996). The prevention of maternal infant transmission of HIV-1. Journal of the Florida Medical Association, 83(4), 249-254.