Title: Retention in PMTC Factors Influencing Retention in Care in PMTCT Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa; A Systematic Literature Review
Author: Koberg, Caroline
Institution: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel
Graduate date: 2013-02-26 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Caroline Koberg Abstract Thesis.pdf
Only in 2010 approximately 370 000 children got newly infected with HIV worldwide - 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa and 90% through vertical transmission during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding. Great progress has been made to improve drugs regimens and to increase enrolment of pregnant women
into the PMTCT program. Current strategies have the potential to decrease the risk of transmission below 5%. Unfortunately rates of follow up and adherence seem to
be low throughout the PMTCT cascade, undermining efficacy of programs.
The objective of this study was to identify factors influencing adherence and retention in care for PMTCT in sub-Saharan Africa. Adherence was defined as conclusive as possible, to reflect all aspects of participation to the program
(including counselling and testing, return for follow up appointments, intake of medication as required, testing of infant).
Classification: 2013 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-08-28 03:00:32 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2013-08-28 03:03:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-08-28 03:05:42 (W3C-DTF)

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