Predictors and outcomes of perinatal HIV transmission in the PMTCT program at regional referral hospitals in Uganda

data.usaid.gov | Last Updated 11 Mar 2020

This data asset is for a retrospective study of all the HIV-exposed infants and their mothers identified between October 2012 and September 2013 at 10 USAID/SUSTAIN (Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally)-supported regional referral hospitals in Uganda. The project conducted this study to better understand the predictors of MTCT to design effective strategies to eliminate MTCT HIV transmission. The following were the study objectives: 1. Determine the 24 months incidence of MTCT HIV transmission and loss to follow-up among HIV exposed children in regional referral hospitals; 2. To determine factors associated with MTCT among HIV exposed infants at Regional Referral Hospitals in Uganda; 3. To determine re-testing rates among HIV exposed infants who test negative at 1st PCR.

Tags: hiv, hiv sero-positivity, weaning, prenatal care, infant death, hiv transmission, regional referral hospitals, pmtct, exposed infants, hei, pcr test, maternal health, outcome, hiv/aids, emtct, uganda