Low detectable postpartum viral load is associated with HIV transmission in Malawi’s prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme

Landes M et al. Journal of the International AIDS Society
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In 2011, Malawi implemented “Option B+,” a test-and-treat strategy for the prevention of maternal to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT); however, limited data on viral load (VL) suppression exist. This research describes VL suppression in HIV-infected women at four to twenty-six weeks postpartum, factors associated with VL suppression and the impact of VL suppression levels on MTCT.