Incident HIV during Pregnancy and Postpartum and Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

PLoS medicine, Volume 11, Issue 2, p.e1001608 (2014)

Keywords:

2014, March 2014, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Abstract:

Women may have persistent risk of HIV acquisition during pregnancy and postpartum. Estimating risk of HIV during these periods is important to inform optimal prevention approaches. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate maternal HIV incidence during pregnancy/postpartum and to compare mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) risk among women with incident versus chronic infection.