Oliver C, Castilho J. Reberio P, Hopkins M, Byram B, Carpenter L, Clouse K, Rogers W, Turner M, Bebawy S, Pettit A. Substance Use, Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Are Independently Associated With Postpartum HIV Care Engagement in the Southern United States, 1999-2016. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2019 Jan 19;6(6). ofz023. PMID: 30793010 [PubMed]
Retention in care (RIC) and viral suppression (VS) are associated with reduced HIV transmission and mortality. Studies addressing postpartum engagement in HIV care have been limited by small sample size, short follow-up, and a lack of data from the Southeast United States.