Maternal syphilis: An independent risk factor for mother to infant human immunodeficiency virus transmission

Aarti Kinikar, Nikhil Gupte, Jayalakshmi Bhat, Renu Bharadwaj, Vandana Kulkarni, Ramesh Bhosale, Katherine N. McIntire, Vidya Mave, Nishi Suryavanshi, Sandesh Patil, Robert Bollinger, Amita Gupta

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Abstract

Syphilis is associated with increased human immunodeficiency virus acquisition and sexual transmission; we examined impact on human immunodeficiency virus mother-to-child transmission among mother-infant pairs enrolled in the India Six-Week Extended-Dose Nevirapine study. Maternal syphilis, diagnosed serologically using Venereal Disease Research Laboratory titer plus Treponema Pallidum Hemagglutination Assay, was associated with 2.5-fold greater risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-375
Number of pages5
JournalSexually transmitted diseases
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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