Social and Demographic Characteristics of HIV-Positive Mother-Infant Pair and Their Association with Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV in Vihiga, Kakamega, Bu...
Omondi, Maxwell P
Ombaka, James H
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The World Health Organization report indicates that in 2013~ 35 million people worldwide lived with HIV and AIDS. Of these, 3.2 million were children age< 15 years. The proportion of women living with HIV has remained stable, at slightly< 52% of the global figure. There are 13 high burden countries which account for 75% of the estimated 1.5 million pregnant women living with HIV in low-and middle-income countries. Furthermore, most of the HIV-infected children live in sub-Saharan Africa and were infected by their mothers through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Despite these statistics, social and demographic characteristics that are associated with MTCT rate at 18-24 months remains unknown. This study aimed to describe the social and demographic characteristics of HIV mother-infant pair and their association with MTCT rate at 18-24 months in Vihiga …