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AIDS Research and Treatment
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 602120, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/602120
Research Article

Towards Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: The Impact of a Rapid Results Initiative in Nyanza Province, Kenya

1Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
2Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), Research, Care and Training Program, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
3U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Nairobi, Kenya
4Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Received 30 November 2011; Accepted 16 January 2012

Academic Editor: Annette H. Sohn

Copyright © 2012 Lisa L. Dillabaugh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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