Antenatal HIV screening policies throughout the British Isles were surveyed and results linked to data on HIV-infected pregnant women notified through the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Units offering HIV testing to all pregnant women were compared with those offering it only to women considered to be at risk, and in both situations fewer than 50% of infected women were identified as HIV infected for the first time in antenatal clinics.
Based on laboratory reports of HIV infection in women of childbearing age, paediatric reports of children born to HIV positive women and unlinked anonymous neonatal screening programmes, there was evidence of under-recognition of HIV infection in pregnancy, particularly in England and Wales.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation, Dépistage, Prénatal, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Femelle, Enquête, Royaume Uni, Europe, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Séropositivité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy, Medical screening, Prenatal, Sanitary program, Human, Female, Inquiry, United Kingdom, Europe, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Seropositivity
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0510453
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.