Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 25th, 2003
Their study of HIV-positive women living in Rakia, Uganda, found that the mother-to-child HIV transmission rates were 40% among women with placental malaria compared to 15.4% for women without malaria. The researchers believe that interventions to prevent malaria during pregnancy could potentially reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
The study, which is the first to look at the effects of placental malaria in mother-to-child HIV transmission, is...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of TB and Outbreaks Week
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.