Journal article

Follow-up and Clinical Outcomes of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Exposed Infants in A Low-Prevalence Setting in A Multidisciplinary Model of Care in Australia: The Children's HIV Exposure Study 1

Kathryn Shepherd, Michelle Giles, Karen Blyth, Fiona O'Keeffe, Louise Bordun, Tom G Connell, Penelope A Bryant

JOURNAL OF THE PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is effective, but outcome information beyond the postnatal period in low-prevalence settings is scarce. A multidisciplinary model of care (MOC) was developed to ensure PMTCT. Our aims in this study were to assess how well HIV-exposed infants are followed up through this MOC and to determine infant outcomes to age 18 months. METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective study of infants exposed to HIV during pregnancy, born 1 September 2009-31 August 2016 in Victoria, Australia. RESULTS: There were 129 live births from 127 pregnancies. There were no episodes of HIV transmission. Sixteen (13%) i..

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