Buchanan AM, Dow DE, Massambu CG, Nyombi B, Shayo A, Musoke R, Feng S, Bartlett JA, Cunningham CK, Schimana W. Progress in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in three regions of Tanzania: a retrospective analysis. PloS one. 9(9). e88679. PMID: 24551134 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3923804
Mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV-1 remains an important problem in sub-Saharan Africa where most new pediatric HIV-1 infections occur. Early infant diagnosis of HIV-1 using dried blood spot (DBS) PCR among exposed infants provides an opportunity to assess current MTCT rates.