Impact of Round-the-Clock, Rapid Oral Fluid HIV Testing of Women in Labor in Rural India

Publish Year : 2008
Publisher : PLoS Medicine Vol. 5, No. 5
Author Name : Pai N.P., Barick R., Tulsky J.P., Shivkumar P.V., Cohan D., Kalantri S., Pai M., Klein M.B., and Chhabra S.
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Testing pregnant women in labor for HIV and counseling them is a challenge, particularly where resources are limited. This article describes a research study on the feasibility and impact of introducing round-the-clock, rapid HIV testing and counseling in a busy labor ward in a rural teaching hospital in Sevagram, India.


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