Integration of HIV care into maternal health services: a crucial change required in improving quality of obstetric care in countries with high HIV prevalence

by Farai D Madzimbamuto, Sunanda Ray and Keitshokile D Mogobe
BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013, 13:27 (10 June 2013)

9 pp. 118 kB:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-698X-13-27.pdf

In countries with high rates of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), indirect causes of maternal deaths from HIV-associated infections now exceed direct causes of haemorrhage, hypertension and sepsis. Advocacy for all pregnant HIV-positive women to be on anti-retroviral therapy must extend to improvements in the quality of service offered, better organised obstetric services and integration of clinical HIV care into maternity services.

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