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PLoS Med. 2017 Aug 15;14(8):e1002375. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002375. eCollection 2017 Aug.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women: A priority population for HIV viral load monitoring.

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1
Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
2
Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Research, School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
3
HIV Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
4
Division of Global HIV and TB, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
5
Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, US Department of State, Washington DC, United States of America.
6
ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, United States of America.
7
College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America.

Abstract

Landon Myer and colleagues discuss viral load monitoring for pregnant HIV-positive women and those breastfeeding; ART treatments can suppress viral load and are key to preventing transmission to the child.

PMID:
28809929
PMCID:
PMC5557351
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pmed.1002375
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