Recent publication entitled: Effect of Point-of-Care Diagnostics on Maternal Outcomes in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Women: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

By Tivani Mashamba-Thompson | 17 Jun, 2017

I thought this publication will interest most of the group members. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies to determine the effect of point-of-care (POC) diagnostics on maternal health outcomes of HIV infected women. The review provides an international overview of the effect of HIV POC diagnostics on maternal outcomes in HIV-infected women, showing the evidence that the HIV POC test is significantly associated with decreased mother-to-child transmission of HIV and increased linkage to antiretroviral treatment and HIV care for HIV-infected women. It also revealed a gap in the literature aimed at assessing the effect of POC diagnostics on maternal morbidity and mortality in HIV-infected women. See link below for access to the publication or email me at .

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