When One Can Infect Two: A Reflection on the Impact of HIV Discordance on Child HIV Infection

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When One Can Infect Two: A Reflection on the Impact of HIV Discordance on Child HIV Infection

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dc.contributor.author Ratnayake, Niloo
dc.contributor.author Mugabo, Jules
dc.contributor.author Karita, Etienne
dc.contributor.author Pegurri, Elisabetta
dc.contributor.author Binagwaho, Agnes
dc.contributor.author Mukherjee, Joia Stapleton
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-01T14:51:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Binagwaho, Agnes, Niloo Ratnayake, Joia Mukherjee, Jules Mugabo, Etienne Karita, and Elisabetta Pegurri. 2010. When one can infect two: a reflection on the impact of HIV discordance on child HIV infection. The Pan African Medical Journal 5: 10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1937-8688 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:5334693
dc.description.abstract This is an opinion piece based on data and experience from Rwanda. The authors believe this opinion piece may help improve current programs on prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child in Africa taking into account the prevalence of HIV sero-discordance in couples. The authors recommend that if we want to ensure newborns stay HIV negative, PMTCT protocols should offer a series of HIV tests linked with antenatal visits and the lactation period as well as HIV testing of current sexual partners. Moreover, if the male partner is found to be positive and the woman is negative, programs should provide intensive counseling on the use of condoms. The lives of three individuals have the potential to be changed from HIV testing and counseling. Morally, this cannot be ignored. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher African Field Epidemiology Network en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2984317/pdf/ en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject HIV discordance en_US
dc.subject PMTCT en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.subject Rwanda en_US
dc.subject medicine en_US
dc.subject sero-discordant couples en_US
dc.title When One Can Infect Two: A Reflection on the Impact of HIV Discordance on Child HIV Infection en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal The Pan African Medical Journal en_US
dash.depositing.author Binagwaho, Agnes
dc.date.available 2011-11-01T14:51:33Z
dash.affiliation.other HMS^Global Health and Social Medicine en_US
dash.affiliation.other HMS^Medicine-Brigham and Women's Hospital en_US

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