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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2001 Nov;20(11):1090-2.

Experience with routine voluntary perinatal human immunodeficiency virus testing in an inner city hospital.

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Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.


Women enrolled in prenatal care at Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA, have routinely been offered HIV counseling and voluntary testing since 1987. Consistently >90% have accepted testing. With implementation of US Public Health Service guidelines for perinatal zidovudine prophylaxis in 1994, the mother-to-child HIV transmission rate rapidly decreased from 18% to 8% during the subsequent 2 years.

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