Johnson, N.; Mullings, Anthony M.; Harvey, K.; Alexander, Gilbertha; McDonald, D.; Williams Elaine E.; Palmer, Paulette; Christie, Celia D.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
HIV Positivity, Uptake of Interventions to Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission and Birth Outcomes in Greater Kingston - A Preliminary Report of the Kingston Paediatric and Perinatal HIV Programme. [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 2
Objective: To present preliminary estimates from the Kingston Paediatric and Perinatal HIV programme on HIV sero-prevalence among antenatal patients, uptake of interventions to reduce mother to child transmission and pregnancy outcome from September 2002 to May, 2003. Methods: Pregnant women presenting to Kingston Metropolitan Antenatal Clinics, Spanish Town Hospital (STH), or the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) had HIV serology performed by ELISA, or by the new Determine Rapid Testing. HIV-positive women were referred to high risk clinics at Victoria Jubilee Maternity Hospital (VJH), STH, or UHWI. Antiretroviral prophylaxis with zidovudine or nevirapine was given.....