ICRH Kenya

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH -KENYA

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Strategy choices in HIV-infected pregnant women

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