Assessing the Utility of PMTCT Program Data for HIV Sentinel Surveillance Among Pregnant Women in South Africa - 2017

Introduction: Antenatal surveys have been used over several years to monitor antenatal HIV prevalence; however, antenatal surveys are costly to implement. Furthermore, they usually use unlinked anonymous HIV testing, which poses ethical dilemmas in the current era of test and treat, as pregnant women  living with HIV (PWLHIV) cannot be traced and referred into care. With increasing coverage of routine HIV testing for pregnant women it becomes prudent to investigate whether routine antenatal HIV testing can be used to monitor antenatal HIV prevalence.

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