Strategy choices in HIV-infected pregnant women

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

Funding agencies

IWT

Team

Kim Steegen, Kishor Mandaliya, Marleen Temmerman

Partners

ICRH, University of Ghent, Belgium; ICRH, Mombasa, Kenya

Period

November 01, 2007 - October 31, 2007

Project status

Project closed

Team members

Mr. Kishor Mandaliya
Ms. Marleen Temmerman

Countries

Belgium
Kenya

Themes

HIV & AIDS