Determining an optimal testing strategy for infants at risk for mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 during the late postnatal period.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

AIDS (London, England), Volume 22, Issue 17, p.2341-6 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, AIDS Serodiagnosis, Anti-HIV Agents, Breast Feeding, Center-Authored Paper, Developing Countries, Female, HIV Infections, HIV-1, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Nevirapine, Postnatal Care, PREGNANCY, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Risk Factors, Time Factors, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Viral Load, Weaning

Abstract:

To determine the optimal time for a second HIV-1 nucleic acid amplification assay to detect late postnatal transmission of HIV-1 (first negative test at 4-8 weeks of age) in resource-limited settings.