Prevention of Perinatal HIV Case Review

Researchers in Georgia completed a case review of HIV-infected infants born between 2005-2012 for risk factors associated with mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Of the 27 cases identified, 53% of mothers did not receive ARVs during pregnancy or labor. Additionally, only 67% of infants received AZT after birth as prophylaxis. Adherence to national guidelines around prevention of perinatal transmission as well as an increase in linkage and retention to care are imperative to reduce transmission rates in Georgia.


Camacho-Gonzalez AF, Kingbo M, Boylan A, Eckard AR, Chahroudi A, Chakraborty R. Missed opportunities for prevention of mother-to-child transmission in the United States: a review of cases from the state of Georgia, 2005-2012. AIDS 2015 Jul 31; 29(12):1511-5.



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