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Patient attrition between diagnosis with HIV in pregnancy-related services and long-term HIV care and treatment services in Kenya: a retrospective study.

Ferguson, Laura; Lewis, James; Grant, Alison D; Watson-Jones, Deborah; Vusha, Sophie; Ong'ech, John O; Ross, David A;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
BACKGROUND: There has been little attention, until recently, to linking women who test HIV positive in pregnancy-related services to long-term HIV care and treatment services. METHODS: A retrospective review of routine hospital data was carried out in 2 hospitals in Kenya. Associations between available demographic information and uptake of HIV-related services within 6 months of HIV diagnosis in pregnancy-related services were assessed using logistic regression. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to assess time between HIV diagnosis and registration at the HIV clinic. Referrals between pregnancy-related and HIV-related services were observed. RESULTS: At N...
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