Factors Influencing Use Of Early Infant Diagnosis Of Hiv Services Within The Accra Metropolitan And Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Area

ABSTRACT

Introduction:

It is estimated that over 90% of HIV infections in children is acquired through mother to child transmission (MTCT). Transmission can however be prevented if infected mothers have access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy, delivery and breast feeding. According to WHO, the absence of ART can increase MTCT rates by 15% to 45% however, transmission rates can reduce to below 5% with the availability of ART. It is therefore imperative that all infants born to HIV positive mothers are promptly diagnosed and initiated on ART if found to be reactive. Providing HIV infected infants with timely HIV interventions and treatment could increase their survival rate by 75%. Irrespective of the benefits obtained from early infant testing, the use of Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) of HIV services is unacceptably low in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana. It is critical that the factors attributing to low coverage of EID services are immediately identified and addressed.

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APA

Ankrah, A (2021). Factors Influencing Use Of Early Infant Diagnosis Of Hiv Services Within The Accra Metropolitan And Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Area. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-use-of-early-infant-diagnosis-of-hiv-services-within-the-accra-metropolitan-and-ledzokuku-krowor-municipal-area

MLA 8th

Ankrah, Antoinette "Factors Influencing Use Of Early Infant Diagnosis Of Hiv Services Within The Accra Metropolitan And Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Area" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-use-of-early-infant-diagnosis-of-hiv-services-within-the-accra-metropolitan-and-ledzokuku-krowor-municipal-area. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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Ankrah, Antoinette . "Factors Influencing Use Of Early Infant Diagnosis Of Hiv Services Within The Accra Metropolitan And Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Area". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-use-of-early-infant-diagnosis-of-hiv-services-within-the-accra-metropolitan-and-ledzokuku-krowor-municipal-area >.

Chicago

Ankrah, Antoinette . "Factors Influencing Use Of Early Infant Diagnosis Of Hiv Services Within The Accra Metropolitan And Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Area" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-use-of-early-infant-diagnosis-of-hiv-services-within-the-accra-metropolitan-and-ledzokuku-krowor-municipal-area