Role of traditional birth attendants in preventing perinatal transmission of HIV

Marc Bulterys, Mary Glenn Fowler, Nathan Shaffer, Pius M. Tih, Alan E. Greenberg, Etienne Karita, Hoosen Coovadia, Kevin M. de Cock

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Abstract

Every year a million women infected with HIV deliver babies without professional help. Marc Bulterys and colleagues suggest here that traditional birth attendants could be involved in preventing perinatal transmission of HIV by offering services such as HIV testing and counselling and short courses of antiretroviral drugs. A research doctor in the Gambia comments on this suggestion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-224
Number of pages3
JournalBritish medical journal
Volume324
Issue number7331
StatePublished - Jan 26 2002
Externally publishedYes

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    Bulterys, M., Fowler, M. G., Shaffer, N., Tih, P. M., Greenberg, A. E., Karita, E., Coovadia, H., & de Cock, K. M. (2002). Role of traditional birth attendants in preventing perinatal transmission of HIV. British medical journal, 324(7331), 222-224.