Uptake of health care services and health status of HIV-infected women diagnosed through antenatal HIV screening in Barbados, 1996-2004 Utilización de los servicios de atención sanitaria y estado de salud de las mujeres seropositivas al VIH diagnosticadas mediante el tamizaje prenatal para el VIH en Barbados, 1996-2004
Alok Kumar; Krishna R. Kilaru; Sheila Forde; Ira Waterman;
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Published: 01 Dec 2007 Journal: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública (issn: 1020-4989, eissn: 1680-5348, Copyright policy)
OBJECTIVES: To study utilization of HIV-related health care services and to describe the health status of HIV-infected women diagnosed through antenatal voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for HIV infection in Barbados. METHODS: This is a descriptive study. The study population includes all HIV-infected women in Barbados diagnosed as HIV-infected through VCT for HIV infection during 1996-2004. RESULTS: The median duration of HIV infection from time of diagnosis to the time of this report for the 163 women diagnosed during the study period was 72 months (low range, 9 months; high range, 117 months). Of the 163 women, 102 (62.6%) had attended the centralized HI...
free text keywords: Infecciones por VIH, mujeres embarazadas, estado de salud, Barbados, HIV infections, pregnant women, health status, Barbados, Medicine, R, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270