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Volume 19 Supplement 1

Evaluating the effectiveness of national programmes to prevent vertical HIV transmission: Methods, results and implications for PMTCT Option B+ from South Africa


Publication of this supplement has been funded by the South African Medical Research Council. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares no competing interests.

Edited by Louise Kuhn.

  1. The 2016 ‘Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free’ global agenda, builds on the 2011-2015 ‘Global Plan’. It prioritises 22 countries where 90% of the world’s HIV-positive pregnant women live and aims to eliminate ver...

    Authors: Ameena E. Goga, Thu-Ha Dinh, Shaffiq Essajee, Witness Chirinda, Anna Larsen, Mary Mogashoa, Debra Jackson, Mireille Cheyip, Nobubelo Ngandu, Surbhi Modi, Sanjana Bhardwaj, Esnat Chirwa, Yogan Pillay and Mary Mahy
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19(Suppl 1):783
  2. Eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV is a global public health target. Robust, feasible methodologies to measure population level impact of programmes to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV ...

    Authors: Debra J. Jackson, Thu-Ha Dinh, Carl J. Lombard, Gayle G. Sherman and Ameena E. Goga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19(Suppl 1):784
  3. In June 2015, South Africa introduced early infant HIV diagnosis (EID) at birth and ten weeks postpartum. Guidelines recommended return of birth results within a week and ten weeks postpartum results within fo...

    Authors: Nobubelo Kwanele Ngandu, Vincent Maduna, Gayle Sherman, Nobuntu Noveve, Witness Chirinda, Vundli Ramokolo, Carl Lombard and Ameena Ebrahim Goga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19(Suppl 1):785
  4. Although the use of technology viz. mobile phones, personalised digital assistants, smartphones, notebook and tablets to monitor health and health care (mHealth) is mushrooming, only small, localised studies h...

    Authors: Yages Singh, Debra Jackson, Sanjana Bhardwaj, Natasha Titus and Ameena Goga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19(Suppl 1):786
  5. South Africa (SA) has expanded efforts to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT) to less than 2% at six weeks after birth and to less than 5% at 18 months postpartum by 2016. Despite improved antire...

    Authors: Gillian M. Hunt, Johanna Ledwaba, Anna Salimo, Monalisa Kalimashe, Thu-Ha Dinh, Debra Jackson, Gayle Sherman, Adrian Puren, Nobubelo K. Ngandu, Carl Lombard, Lynn Morris and Ameena Goga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19(Suppl 1):787
  6. Since 2001 the South African guidelines to improve child health and prevent vertical HIV transmission recommended frequent infant follow-up with HIV testing at 18 months postpartum. We sought to understand non...

    Authors: Nobubelo Kwanele Ngandu, Debra Jackson, Carl Lombard, Duduzile Faith Nsibande, Thu-Ha Dinh, Vuyolwethu Magasana, Mary Mogashoa and Ameena Ebrahim Goga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19(Suppl 1):788
  7. Despite improved policies to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT), adherence to maternal antiretroviral therapy (ART) and infant Nevirapine prophylaxis (NVP) is low in South Africa. We describe ART ...

    Authors: Anna Larsen, Vuyolwethu Magasana, Thu-Ha Dinh, Nobubelo Ngandu, Carl Lombard, Mireille Cheyip, Kassahun Ayalew, Witness Chirinda, Gurpreet Kindra, Debra Jackson and Ameena Goga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19(Suppl 1):789
  8. Loss to follow-up after a positive infant HIV diagnosis negates the potential benefits of robust policies recommending immediate triple antiretroviral therapy initiation in HIV positive infants. Whilst the dia...

    Authors: Elelwani Mathivha, Steve Olorunju, Debra Jackson, Thu-Ha Dinh, Nicolette du Plessis and Ameena Goga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19(Suppl 1):790

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