Selected hematologic and biochemical measurements in African HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women and their infants: the HIV Prevention Trials Network 024 protocol.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

BMC pediatrics, Volume 9, p.49 (2009)

Keywords:

2009, Adult, Anti-HIV Agents, Blood Cell Count, Center-Authored Paper, Double-Blind Method, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Gestational Age, Hematocrit, Hemoglobins, HIV, HIV Infections, Humans, Incidence, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Malawi, Nevirapine, PREGNANCY, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Retrospective Studies, RNA, Viral, Tanzania, Treatment Outcome, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Young Adult, Zambia

Abstract:

Reference values for hematological and biochemical assays in pregnant women and in newborn infants are based primarily on Caucasian populations. Normative data are limited for populations in sub-Saharan Africa, especially comparing women with and without HIV infection, and comparing infants with and without HIV infection or HIV exposure.