TITLE

Women's AIDS alert

PUB. DATE
July 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on results of a study, published in `The Lancet,' which showed the spread of HIV among heterosexual women in London, England. Ratio of pregnant women in inner London infected with the virus by early 1991; Rate of infection among pregnant women in outer London; Limitation of the study; Spread of the HV virus through the cities of Scotland's east coast.
ACCESSION #
10491179

 

Related Articles

  • Condoms: a wider range needed. Tovey, Stuart J.; Bonell, Christopher P. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/16/93, Vol. 307 Issue 6910, p987 

    Examines various causes of failures of condoms in London, England. Link between condom tightness, failure and racial origin; Method to reduce the risk of condoms coming off and splitting; Factors contributing to the negative images of condoms and highest incidence of pregnant women positive for...

  • Antenatal Screening for HIV Infection. Gibb, Diana M. // AIDS Patient Care & STDs;Mar2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p125 

    Discusses the advantages of antenatal HIV tests to reduce the vertical transmission of HIV from pregnant women. Necessity for pregnant women to know their HIV status during pregnancy and avail of earlier treatment; Cost-effectiveness of alternative antenatal screening strategies.

  • Maternal mortality in South Africa: lessons from a case study in the use of deaths reported by households in censuses and surveys. Dorrington, Rob E.; Bradshaw, Debbie // Journal of Population Research;Mar2011, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p49 

    South Africa is unique in being a developing country which has asked questions on pregnancy-related deaths in both its 2001 census and 2007 household survey, and monitors maternal and pregnancy-related mortality through vital registration and a confidential enquiry into maternal deaths. These...

  • Prevalence, genetic diversity and antiretroviral drugs resistance-associated mutations among untreated HIV-1-infected pregnant women in Gabon, central Africa.  // BMC Infectious Diseases;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p64 

    The article discusses several studies that investigate prevalence of antibodies to HIV among a high-risk population in Gabon. It is mentioned that the wide genetic diversity of HIV in Africa resulted in emergence of new strains, rapid spread of this virus in sub-Saharan populations. Around 1098...

  • HIV testing during pregnancy.  // Pediatrics for Parents;1999, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p7 

    Recommends that all pregnant women be tested for HIV as part of routine prenatal care, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Obstacles to having the test performed; Benefits of treating HIV infected pregnant women.

  • Candida Infection as a Risk Factor for HIV Transmission. Hester, Robin A.; Kennedy, Stephen B. // Journal of Women's Health (15409996);Jun2003, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p487 

    Background: Numerous epidemiological studies have documented that ulcerative sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as syphilis, chancroid, and genital herpes, promote heterosexual human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. However, the role of vaginal inflammations, such as Candida...

  • Maternal mortality in South Africa: an update from the 2007 Community Survey. Garenne, Michel; McCaa, Robert; Nacro, Kourtoum // Journal of Population Research;Mar2011, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p89 

    The 2007 Community Survey conducted in South Africa included questions on maternal deaths in the previous 12 months (pregnancy-related deaths). The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) was estimated at 702 per 100,000 live births, some 30% more than at the 2001 census. This high level occurred despite...

  • The Raging Spread of HIV Infection in the Children and Adolescents of the Irkutsk District of Siberia. Shugaeva, Svetlana N.; Petrova, Alla G.; Zaitsev, Igor V. // International Journal of Health, Wellness & Society;2011, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p83 

    Analysis of the medical documentation and statistics of the decade-long HIV epidemic in the Irkutsk District reveal the ongoing ravages of the disease upon both thousands of adolescents using psychoactive substances and children born to the most productively active HIV-infected women. As the...

  • Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among women attending antenatal clinics in Tanga, north eastern Tanzania. Chiduo, M.; Theilgaard, Z. P.; Bakari, V.; Mtatifikolo, F.; Bygbjerg, I.; Flanholc, L.; Gerstoft, J.; Christiansen, C. B.; Lemnge, M.; Katzenstein, T. L. // International Journal of STD & AIDS;May2012, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p325 

    This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women in Tanga, Tanzania. Retrospective data on syphilis and HIV status during 2008-2010 were collected from antenatal clinic (ANC) records. Prospective data were...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics