Linking women who test HIV positive in antenatal and maternity services to long-term HIV care and treatment services in Kenya: Missed Opportunities

This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Director Laura Ferguson investigates research which used a combination of review of routine hospital data and a prospective follow-up study. It focused on maternity services, including ANC and delivery, in the two main government hospitals in Naivasha district, Kenya. It established that the proportion of women who tested HIV positive in maternity services who went on to be assessed as to whether they needed lifelong highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for their own health was very low.

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Authors: Laura Ferguson, David Ross, Alison Grant, Karina Kielmann, Deborah Watson-Jones
Published By: Evidence for Action
Date: June 1, 2011
Publication Link: http://r4d.dfid.gov.uk/PDF/Outputs/HIV_AIDS/Ferguson_CaseStudy_11.pdf