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Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Christie, Celia D.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Article Title
A Paediatric and Perinatal HIV/AIDS Leadership Initiative in Kingston, Jamaica [Abstract]
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2003
Volume ID
52 Suppl. 5
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Page(s)
26-27
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Objective: In Jamaica, 1-2% of pregnant women are HIV-positive; 876 HIV positive pregnant woman will deliver and at least 283 newly infected HIV-infected infants will be born this year. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in children aged 1-4 years. We describe a collaborative 'Town and Gown' programme, to address the paediatric and perinatal HIV epidemic in Kingston. Method: A team of academic and government health care personnel, comprising pediatricians, obstetrics, public health practitioners, nurses, microbiologists, data management and information technology personnel collaborated to address this public health emergency. Conclusion: Collaboratively, we can achieve our mission of reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS, while improving the quality of life for those already living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.....
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