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Table 2 Timing of infant HIV positive test, timing of study exit interview and access to infant HIV-related care

From: Uptake of care and treatment amongst a national cohort of HIV positive infants diagnosed at primary care level, South Africa

Timing of study exit interview Infant HIV positive detected at 6-week (4–8 weeks) HIV test N = 67
Had a study exit interview, Number, No, (%) Caregiver reported during study exit interview:
Mother interviewed at study exit Child referred into ART Visited an ART clinic Child on ART
3 months 19 (28.3) 15 1 1 1
6 months 7 (10.4) 7 1 1 1
9 months 2 (3.0) 2 0 0 0
12 months 5 (7.5) 5 0 0 0
15 months 3 (4.5) 2 0 0 0
18 months 1 (1.5) 1 0 0 0
Total positives at 6 weeks with study exit interview 37/67 (55.2) 32/37 (86.5%) 2/37 (5.4) 2 (5.4) 2 (5.4)
  Infant became HIV positive between > 8 weeks and 19 weeks, detected at 3 month visit N = 18
Had a study exit interview, No (%) Caregiver reported during study exit interview:
Mother interviewed at study exit Child referred into ART Visited an ART clinic Child on ART
6 months 7 (38.8) 6 0 0 0
9 months 0 0 0 0 0
12 months 1 (5.6) 1 0 0 0
15 months 1 (5.6) 1 0 0 0
18 months 0 0 0 0 0
Total positives at 3 months with study exit interview 9/18 (50.0%) 8/9 (88.9%)    
  Infant became HIV positive between > 3 and 6 months, detected at 6 month visit N = 6
Had a study exit interview, n (%) Caregiver reported during study exit interview:
Mother interviewed at study exit Child referred into ART Visited an ART clinic Child on ART
9 months 2 (33.2) 2 0 0 0
12 months 1 (16.7) 1 0 0 0
15 months 1 (16.7) 1 0 0 0
18 months 1 (16.7) 1 0 0 0
Total positives at 6 months with study exit interview 5/6 (83.3) 5/5 (100%)    
  Infant became HIV positive between > 6 and 9 months, detected at 9 month visit N = 4
Had a study exit interview, n (%) Caregiver reported during study exit interview:
Mother interviewed at study exit Child referred into ART Visited an ART clinic Child on ART
12 months 3 (75.0) 2 0 0 0
15 months 0(0) 0 0 0 0
18 months 0(0) 0 0 0 0
Total positives at 9 months with study exit interview 3/4 (75.0) 2/3 (66.7%) 0 0 0
  Infant became HIV positive between > 9 and 12 months, detected at 12 month visit N = 4
Had a study exit interview, n (%) Caregiver reported during study exit interview:
Mother interviewed at study exit Child referred into ART Visited an ART clinic Child on ART
15 months 3(75%) 3 0 0 0
18 months 0 0 0 0 0
Total positives at 12 months with study exit interview 3/4 (75%) 3/3 (100%) 0 0 0
  Infant became HIV positive between > 12 and 15 months, detected at 15 month visit N = 2
Had a study exit interview, n (%) Mother interviewed at study exit Child referred into ART Visited an ART clinic Child on ART
Total positives at 15 months with study exit interview at 18 months 2 (100) 2 (100%) 0 0 0
TOTAL 59/101 (58.4%) 52/59 (88.1%)a 2 (3.4%) 2 (3.4%) 2 (3.4%)
  1. aFor the 7 infants not brought by mother, mother was alive but not available on day of interview. 67 infections detected at 6 weeks and 34 detected postnatally