We have retrospectively studied the effect of maternal HIV-2 infection and other risk factors on child survival at a family planning centre in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.
A total of 2109 women were included, and the seroprevalence of HIV-2 was 5.7%. Overall child mortality of all live births (n=5912) reported by the women standardized for age of the mother) was slightly higher among children of HIV-2 seropositive mothers (16.3%) compared with children of HIV seronegative women (14.6%) (not significant).
There was a significant association between low level of maternal education and increased child mortality, but no difference in the level of education was found between HIV-2 seropositive and seronegative women.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus HIV2, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirus, Retroviridae, Virus, Séropositivité, Mère, Prévalence, Mortalité, Enfant, Homme, Survie, Etude comparative, Guinée Bissau, Afrique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, HIV-2 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirus, Retroviridae, Virus, Seropositivity, Mother, Prevalence, Mortality, Child, Human, Survival, Comparative study, Guinea-Bissau, Africa, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Epidemiology
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Cote : 99-0278108
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 16/11/1999.