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Improvement is needed in the documentation and HIV testing of children of HIV-positive women.
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PMID:  22362691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We assessed our unit's documentation of the HIV status of 146 identifiable existing children of 146 women audited, out of our total cohort of 329 HIV-positive women. For 23 women (16%) there was no documentation of the presence or absence of children. For 81 children of 43 (29%) women the HIV status was unknown. Of these children, at least eight (5.5%) reside in the UK and could be accessed for testing. It is essential that documentation and testing of children of HIV-positive women takes place to prevent potentially fatal late-stage presentations of AIDS and onward transmission of HIV as young people become sexually active.
N Astill; P Anderson; A Winter; R Nandwani; R Fox; A Macconnachie
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1758-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-6     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Brownlee Centre for Infectious Diseases, Gartnaval General Hospital, Glasgow, UK.
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