n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Impact of HIV on women in Kwa-Zulu Natal : review article




KwaZulu-Natal is continuing to experience the increasing rates in the seroprevalence rates of HIV infection amongst antenatal attendees, despite reports of the epidemic levelling off in the country. With the nevirapine programme now being accessible at almost all maternity facilities in the province, the impact of HIV on the mothers is evident, as local audit shows increased mortality and morbidity rates. It is known that the survival of the mother greatly influences that of the infant in the first few years of life, whether the child is HIV infected or not.


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