Measuring PMTCT effectivenss through HIV free survival in children under 2 years

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Coetzee, David en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Sineke, Tembeka en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-02T08:48:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-02T08:48:58Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Sineke, T. 2015. Measuring PMTCT effectivenss through HIV free survival in children under 2 years. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19907
dc.description.abstract Background: The prevalence of HIV was greater than 30% in the Free State province in South Africa and PMTCT services were widely available at the time the guidelines recommended nevirapine in labour and to the child postpartum. Aim: The aim was to determine the effectiveness of the PMTCT program in the Free State by measuring HIV transmission and HIV-free survival in children less than two years of age. Variables associated with HIV transmission and HIV-free survival including PMTCT uptake by mother, demographic characteristics, type of delivery and breastfeeding status were investigated. Methods: This was a secondary analysis of data collected from a cross sectional community household survey, using multistage cluster sampling. The population was all women who had given birth to a child in the two years prior to the study in the catchment area of three sub-districts that were randomly selected in Free State. All mothers were anonymously tested for HIV and if infected the child was also tested. Trained field workers interviewed mothers, identified children who had died and collected data on variables that could be related to transmission and survival. Logistic regression was used to determine risk factors. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.title Measuring PMTCT effectivenss through HIV free survival in children under 2 years en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPH en_ZA
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