Pregnancy incidence and correlates during the HVTN 503 Phambili HIV vaccine trial conducted among South African women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


PloS one, Volume 7, Issue 4, p.e31387 (2012)


2012, May 2012, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division


HIV prevention trials are increasingly being conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. Women at risk for HIV are also at risk of pregnancy. To maximize safety, women agree to avoid pregnancy during trials, yet pregnancies occur. Using data from the HVTN 503/"Phambili" vaccine trial, we report pregnancy incidence during and after the vaccination period and identify factors, measured at screening, associated with incident pregnancy.