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Follow-Up of Infants Diagnosed with HIV - Early Infant Diagnosis Program, Francistown, Botswana, 2005-2012

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This article examines PMTCT and early infant diagnosis (EID) in Botswana from 2005-2012. Despite successful PMTCT programs in Botswana, almost one third of HIV-exposed infants in Francistown were not tested by the EID program. The results in Botswana were similar to those observed in other sub-Saharan countries. EID program data in several African countries show the estimated completion rate from HIV testing to initiation of ART ranged from 0.5% to 52.8%.

Publisher: CDC Global AIDS Program
Language: English
Format: Web Page
Region: Botswana
Audience: Policymakers
Topic Areas: Perinatal Interventions, Testing & Counseling
Resource Type: Journal Articles