Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 29th, 2005
"Women now comprise approximately half of all HIV-Infected individuals and the epidemic of pediatric HIV disease continues unabated in the developing world. The issue of mother-to-child transmission has been a major concern for public health officials since the early years of this epidemic," scientists writing in the journal Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics report.
"Not uncommonly, the first opportunity to ascertain the HIV status is when a woman presents to a hospital in labor. Rapid HIV tests can provide fast results, allowing time for the provider to offer antiretroviral...
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