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Int J STD AIDS. 2007 Feb;18(2):120-2.

Rapid HIV testing, pregnancy, antiretroviral prophylaxis and infant abandonment in St Petersburg.

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  • 1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. SEH0@cdc.gov

Abstract

In St Petersburg, Russia, a rapid HIV-testing programme was implemented in April 2004 for high-risk women giving birth. Among 670 women without prenatal care who received rapid HIV testing, 6.4% (43) had positive results. Among HIV-positive mothers, receipt of intrapartum antiretroviral prophylaxis increased significantly compared to pre-programme levels (76 versus 41%). Additionally, infant abandonment increased significantly (50% versus 26%), and was 10 times greater in women with unintended versus intended pregnancies (73% versus 7%).

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