Partner's Sexual Behavior Does Not Explain Elevated HIV Risk During Pregnancy

Melhado, L.
March 2006
International Family Planning Perspectives;Mar2006, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p54
Academic Journal
The article examines the risk of HIV acquisition during pregnancy in Rakai District, Uganda. Survey shows that women have a significantly higher risk of acquiring HIV during pregnancy than at any other time and this intensified risk remains even after adjustment for behavioral factors. They speculate that biology can play a role, through the structural or immunological changes induced by pregnancy.


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