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Maternal syphilis infection is associated with increased risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Malawi.

Authors
  • Mwapasa, Victor
  • Rogerson, Stephen J
  • Kwiek, Jesse J
  • Wilson, Paul E
  • Milner, Danny
  • Molyneux, Malcolm E
  • Kamwendo, Deborah D
  • Tadesse, Eyob
  • Chaluluka, Ebbie
  • Meshnick, Steven R
Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 11, 2006
Volume
20
Issue
14
Pages
1869–1877
Identifiers
PMID: 16954728
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Maternal syphilis is associated with IU and IP/PP HIV MTCT. Screening and early treatment of maternal syphilis during pregnancy may reduce pediatric HIV infections.

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