Male antenatal attendance and HIV testing are associated with decreased infant HIV infection and increased HIV-free survival.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), Volume 56, Issue 1, p.76-82 (2011)

Keywords:

2011, Adult, AIDS Serodiagnosis, Anti-HIV Agents, Chi-Square Distribution, Counseling, Fathers, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Infant, Infant Mortality, Infant, Newborn, Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical, KENYA, Male, Organization and Administration, PREGNANCY, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Prenatal Care, Proportional Hazards Models, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

To investigate the relationship between male involvement in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services and infant HIV acquisition and mortality, a prospective cohort study was undertaken between 1999 and 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya.