Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

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Progress towards Elimination of HIV Mother-to-Child Transmission in the Dominican Republic from 1999 to 2011

Table 3

Mother to child transmission (MTCT) rates by period (before recommendation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for prevention of MTCT (1999–2008), and after (2009–2011) by center (La Romana center versus others) and prevention strategies, Dominican Republic.

1999–20082009–2011
MTCT rate MTCT rate
No. of infected/total (%)No. of infected/total (%)

La Romana20/301 (6.6) <.0018/212 (3.8).9
Other centers122/973 (12.5)4/90 (4.9)*

Any prenatal antiretroviral use
 La Romana6/179 (3.3).168/187 (4.3).8
 Other centers34/561 (6.1)2/78 (2.6)

Any prenatal antiretroviral use, formula only
 La Romana6/149 (4.0).288/183 (4.4).7
 Other centers35/547 (6.4)1/53 (1.9)

No prenatal antiretroviral use
 La Romana13/114 (11.4).0020/25 (0).036
 Other centers75/299 (25.1)2/12 (16.7)

No prenatal antiretroviral use, formula only
 La Romana4/31 (12.9).510/25 (0).15
 Other centers26/146 (17.8)2/10 (20)

*Difference between 1999–2008 period and 2009–2011 period P < .05.

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