HIV-prevalentie bij zwangeren in en rond Amsterdam in 1989

R. A. Coutinho, K. Boer, M. F. Schutte, W. J. van der Velde, D. K. Mulder-Folkerts, G. J. van Doornum

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The HIV prevalence among pregnant women in 3 hospitals in Amsterdam was found to be 0.28% in 1988. As the population of these 3 hospitals is not representative of all pregnant women in Amsterdam, this study--which is done on a voluntary basis--in 1989 was slowly extended to all hospitals, clinics and practices of midwives. Of 5,176 pregnant women who were eligible in 1989, 4,812 (93.0%) participated in the study. Non-Dutch women were overrepresented among the refusers. Antibodies to HIV were found in 5/4, 812 women (0.10%, 95% confidence interval 0.01-0.19) and all 5 infected women reported an AIDS risk factor either for themselves or for their present or previous partner(s). Three of the infected women were only tested during the third trimester; the 2 others were tested in the first trimester of their pregnancy and underwent an abortion. The prevalence in 1989 was lower than that found in 1988 and this may have been influenced by an increased effort to counsel seropositive women--and especially intravenous drug users--on the risk of pregnancy
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1264-1266
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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