n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - AIDS briefs
|Article Title||AIDS briefs|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||May 2006|
Extracted from text ... Co-trimoxazole prophylaxis significantly improves birth outcomes in Zambian women with HIV, according to a study of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) carried out in Lusaka. Co-trimoxazole is offered routinely to women with advanced HIV in Zambia. Co-trimoxazole prophylaxis began to be offered routinely as part of HIV care in November 2003 for women whose CD4 cell counts fell below 200 copies/mm3. This included pregnant women after 14 weeks of gestation who were enrolled in a large MTCT study in Lusaka. The MTCT study enrolled over 1 400 women to study the effects of breastfeeding on HIV transmission between May 2001 and April ..
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