Group B Streptococcus and HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Malawi, 2008-2010


Gray, KJ; Kafulafula, G; Matemba, M; Kamdolozi, M; Membe, G; French, N; (2011) Group B Streptococcus and HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Malawi, 2008-2010. Emerging infectious diseases, 17 (10). pp. 1932-1935. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1710.102008

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Abstract

To determine whether an association exists between group B streptococcus carriage and HIV infection, we recruited 1,857 pregnant women (21.7% HIV positive) from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi. Overall, group B streptococcus carriage was 21.2% and did not differ by HIV status. However, carriage was increased among HIV-positive women with higher CD4 counts.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 22000375
Web of Science ID: 295897300029
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/19142

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