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RE: [pronut-hiv] Angola: HIV-Positive Mothers DeliverVirus-FreeBabies (5)
- From: "Okanda, John" <JOkanda@ke.cdc.gov>
- Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 17:31:00 +0300
This is a disaster! Maybe, it was a typological error. May the author(s)
come out to clarify this? This is a stage we past long ago. I want to
believe that it should be the other way round i.e. 3 positive babies out
of 279 deliveries.
What ages are the rest of the population (276)?
Are the mother's breastfeeding or formula feeding?
Should we assume that all the babies have been tested and that 276
babies are HIV PCR POSITIVE? OR At what time points are the tests done?
Surely, something is missing from this report.
CDC-HIV Research section,
-----Rachel Stern wrote:
3 virus-free babies out of 297 deliveries? Am I missing something here?
----- "Dorcas Lwanga" wrote:
> This is great news. Does anyone know how these children were fed from
> birth to now?
>>>> "ProNut-HIV" wrote:
> September 23, 2005
> Three Angolan children born from Hiv-positive mothers continue
> and sound at the age of 18 months, thanks to the Programme of
> of Hiv Vertical Transmission.
> This information was released today at the seminar on Prevention of
> Vertical Transmission, held in Luanda, after Angolan head of State,
> Eduardo dos Santos, inaugurated the National Institute of Fight
> According to the Institute director, Dulcelina Serrano, the Programme
> Prevention of Hiv Vertical Transmission took off in February 2004 at
> maternity hospitals of Lucrecia Paim, Kilamba Kiaxi and Cajueiro
> and Ondjiva, southern Cunene province.
> A total of 7.683 expectant mothers were at those maternity hospitals
> advised to follow the Programme of Prevention of Hiv Vertical
> Of the number above, 7.302 volunteered to test, while 279 rejected it.
> tested positive and were involved in the programme at Ngangula (207)
> Kilamba Kiaxi (93), Cajueiro (64), Ondjiva (82) and the remainder at
> Josina Machel maternity hospital (Luanda).
> 297 Hiv-positive mothers delivered. 275 in public hospitals and 12 out
> Of the born children, 124 received AZT treatment and 195 had combined
> therapy. The mothers of another 200 babies took intra-delivery AZT and
> were treated after birth.
> To the director of the institute, this first experience has been
> successful, adding that although not all babies whose mothers joined
> programme have been born, three children that are now 18 months of age
> free of the killer virus.
> She added that for the programme, 324 nurses and 110 physicians were
> trained and will participate in the second study starting some time