Strategy choices in HIV-infected pregnant women

Team members: 
Kim Steegen; Kishor Mandaliya;Marleen Temmerman;
Team members: 
Kim Steegen; Kishor Mandaliya;Marleen Temmerman;

PARTNERS

  • ICRH, University of Ghent, Belgium
  • ICRH, Mombasa, Kenya

OBJECTIVES

  • to determine the cost-benefit of HAART in mother-to-child-transmission of HIV
  • to develop new methods to determine viral parameters

METHODS

  • haematological analysis
  • Real time RT-PCR

ACTIVITIES

  • correlation between CD4 count/clinical stage and the transmission risc
  • correlation between haematology and the transmission risc
  • development of an affordable in-house real time RT-PCR method for HIV detection and viral load estimation

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • determination of paramaters van HIV transmission
  • implementation of an in-house RT-PCR HIV detection and viral load determination method
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Project status: 
Ongoing
Project status: 
Closed
Period: 
1/11/2003-31/10/2007
Period: 
1/11/2003-31/10/2007
Ends on: 
Saturday, November 1, 2003
Ends on: 
Saturday, November 1, 2003