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Incidence of TB and HIV in prospectively followed household contacts of TB index patients in South Africa
Objective: To report the incidence rates of TB and HIV in household contacts of index patients diagnosed with TB. Design: A prospective cohort study in the Matlosana sub-district of North West Province, South Africa. Methods: ...
Pooled PCR testing of dried blood spots for infant HIV diagnosis is cost efficient and accurate
(BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2019)
Background: Access to qualitative HIV PCRs for early infant diagnosis (EID) is restricted in resource-limited settings due to cost. We hypothesised that pooling of dried blood spots (DBS), defined as combining multiple ...
Birth outcomes following antiretroviral exposure during pregnancy : initial results from a pregnancy exposure registry in South Africa
Background: In 2013, a pregnancy exposure registry and birth defects surveillance (PER/BDS) system was initiated in eThekwini District, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), to assess the impact of antiretroviral treatment (ART) on birth ...