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HIV testing in pregnancy: are we testing enough?
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PMID:  20717687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The crucial first step in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is awareness of pregnant women of their HIV status. The aim of this study was to define the percentage of patients who received HIV tests between 2001 and 2007 in a German city hospital.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort analysis at a University hospital in a German urban area, 12,873 deliveries were retrospectively analysed to determine whether an HIV test had been performed during prenatal counselling.
RESULTS: The number of HIV tests performed increased significantly between 2001 and 2007 from 59.6 to 76.7%. On average, 69.9% of the analysed deliveries were tested for HIV.
CONCLUSIONS: Although awareness of the importance of HIV screening in newborns has increased in recent years, the numbers are still unsatisfactory. Therefore, further education is necessary to prevent HIV infection in early pregnancy and avoid HIV mother-to-child transmission.
Bernd Peter Kost; Andrea Gingelmaier; Franz Kainer; Klaus Friese; Ioannis Mylonas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  284     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Campus Innenstadt, Maistrasse 11, 80337, Munich, Germany.
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