Non-Disclosure of HIV Status to Partner and Prevention of Perinatal HIV

The French Perinatal Cohort study found that while non-disclosure of HIV status to the male partner was associated with late initiation of ART, detectable viral load at delivery and lack of infant treatment, overall rates of perinatal transmission were not different between women who did not disclose their HIV status and those that did. Those that did not disclose were more likely to be living alone, diagnosed with HIV late in pregnancy and orginally from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Jasseron C, Mandelbrot L, Dollfus C, Trocme N, Tubiana R, Teglas JP, Faye A, Rouzioux C, Blanche S, Warszawski J. Non-disclosure of a pregnant woman's HIV status to her partner is associated with non-optimal prevention of mother-to-child transmission. AIDS Behav. 2011 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print].

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