oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - AIDS briefs

Volume 24, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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