Low Pretreatment Viral Loads in Infants With HIV in an Era of High-maternal Antiretroviral Therapy Coverage.
Background: With expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs, transmission rates are low but new infant infections still occur. We investigated predictors of pre-ART viral load (VL) and CD4+ T-cell counts and percentages in infants diagnosed with HIV at birth in a setting with high coverage of maternal ART and infant prophylaxis.
Author List: Patel F, Shiau S, Strehlau R, Shen Y, Burke M, Paximadis M, Shalekoff S, Schramm D, Technau KG, Sherman GG, Coovadia A, Tiemessen CT, Abrams EJ, Kuhn L.
Journal Name: Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Jan;40(1):55-59. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002897. PMID: 32925542; PMCID: PMC7722046.