Diagnosis and management of HIV infection in women attending antenatal clinics in the eThekwini municipality in 2011

Munira Khan, Anna Voce


HIV testing is standard of care in first time antenatal attendees. Follow up of women living with HIV (one group) involves review of the CD4 count; in women with CD4 counts below 350 ART should be initiated within 2 weeks, in women who do not meet these criteria (second group), zidovudine prophylaxis is recommended. In women who are uninfected, a second HIV test is recommended between 32-36 weeks gestation. A single referral stream of antenatal clinics will be selected for this study and charts of women between 32-36 weeks gestation reviewed. The HIV specific management of both groups of women will be documented