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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Zambia: Implementing Efficacious ARV Regimens in Primary Health Centers

August 2009 — This document reports on the implementation of and factors associated with efficacious antiretroviral therapy regimens among HIV-positive pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in primary health centers in Zambia. Efficacious antiretroviral therapy regimens beyond single-dose nevirapine can be implemented in resource-limited primary health centers. Factors associated with implementation of more efficacious regimens include timing of blood-draw for CD4 count and capacity to initiate combination antiretroviral therapy onsite where services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV are offered. For more on the study, see http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/314

Disclaimer: This publication was created under FHI. In July 2011, FHI became FHI 360.