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Epidemiological overview of HIV/AIDS in pregnant women from a state of northeastern Brazil.
Rev Bras Enferm ; 71(suppl 1): 568-576, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29562013
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

To learn the epidemiological characteristics of HIV infection in pregnant women.

METHOD:

Descriptive study with quantitative approach. The study population was composed of pregnant women with HIV/AIDS residing in the state of Alagoas. Data were organized into variables and analyzed according to the measures of dispersion parameter relevant to the arithmetic mean and standard deviation (X ± S).

RESULTS:

Between 2007 and 2015, 773 cases of HIV/AIDS were recorded in pregnant women in Alagoas. The studied variables identified that most of these pregnant women were young, had low levels of education and faced socioeconomic vulnerability.

CONCLUSION:

It is necessary to include actions aimed at increasing the attention paid to women, once the assurance of full care and early diagnosis of HIV are important strategies to promote adequate treatment adherence and reduce the vertical transmission.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Infecções por HIV / Gestantes Tipo de estudo: Screening_studies Aspecto clínico: Etiologia Limite: Adulto / Feminino / Humanos / Gravidez País/Região como assunto: América do Sul / Brasil Idioma: Inglês / Português Revista: Rev Bras Enferm Ano de publicação: 2018 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Brasil