Anaemia in Pregnancy Is Associated with Advanced HIV Disease
Vikesh Nandlal, Dhayendre Moodley, Anneke Grobler, Jayanthilall Bagratee, Niren R Maharaj, Paul Richardson
PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Anaemia is a common clinical finding in HIV infected women and has been associated with advanced disease. The use of antiretroviral drugs such as Zidovudine (ZDV) either for prevention of mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV or used in combination with other antiretrovirals have been implicated in the development or increased severity of anaemia. We report the prevalence, type, severity and incidence of anaemia in a cohort of HIV infected women who initiated antiretroviral prophylaxis or treatment during pregnancy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This is a retrospective cohort data analysis of 408 HIV infected pregnant women who participated in a breastfeeding intervention study (HP..View full abstract
Awarded by International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) group
Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
No funding was obtained for the sub study. The HPTN 046 study was funded by the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) group 5U01AI069469) which receives funding from the US National Institute of Health (NIH). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.