Prevention of Perinatal HIV Among Injection Drug Users in the Ukraine

The Ukraine European Collaborative Study Group followed a cohort of women from 2000-2010 in seven HIV centers in the Ukraine. Comparison of injection drug users (IDUs) with non-IDU women showed lower rates of adherence to HAART, poorer clinical outcomes, and higher rates of perinatal transmission of HIV amongst the IDU group.

Thorne C, Semenenko I, Malyuta R; for the Ukraine European Collaborative Study Group in EuroConnect. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among pregnant women using injecting drugs in Ukraine, 2000-2010. Addiction. 2011 Aug 5. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03609.x. [Epub ahead of print]

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