Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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Awarded by International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) group


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Funding Acknowledgements

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.