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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182a09120
HIV Reports

Missed Opportunities for HIV Testing in Pregnant Women and Children Living in France

Frange, Pierre MD*†; Chaix, Marie-Laure MD, PhD†‡; Veber, Florence MD*; Blanche, Stéphane MD*†

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Abstract

We describe 48 cases of HIV-1–infected children newly diagnosed in 2006 to 2012 in France. Native French children were born to women whose HIV testing were mostly missed (13.6%), offered late (9.1%) or negative at start of pregnancy and not subsequently reoffered (54.5%). HIV testing of immigrant children were performed late after arrival, despite prompt access to healthcare structures. HIV testing strategies need to be improved.

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