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Title: Serological survey of HIV and syphilis in pregnant women in Madagascar
Authors: Frickmann, Hagen
Schwarz, Norbert G
Girmann, Mirko
Hagen, Ralf M.
Poppert, Sven
Crusius, Sabine
Podbielski, Andreas
Heriniaina, Jean N.
Razafindrabe, Tsiriniaina
Rakotondrainiarivelo, Jean P.
May, Jurgen
Rakotozandrindrainy, Raphael
Keywords: HIV
Syphilis
Pregnant
women
Madagascar
screening
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Publisher: Tropical Medicine and International Health
Citation: Tropical Medicine and International Health Vol. 18 No. 1 pp 35-39
Abstract: Peripartal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Treponema pallidum , the causative agent of syphilis, leads to severe consequences for newborns. Preventive measures require awareness of the maternal infection. Although HIV and syphilis testing in Madagascar could be theoretically carried out within the framework of the national pregnancy follow-up scheme, the required test kits are rarely available at peripheral health centres. In this study, we screened blood samples of pregnant Madagascan women for HIV and syphilis seroprevalence to estimate the demand for systemic screening in pregnancy......
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6745
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