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HIV and maternal mortality: turning the tide

June 5, 2010

(Lancet)The two top causes of death in women of reproductive age globally are HIV/AIDS and complications related to pregnancy and childbearing, which account for 19% and 15% of all deaths in women aged 15-44 years, respectively. The growing burden of HIV infection in young sexually active women and the maternal health problems that they face have been described as two intersecting epidemics. In settings with a high HIV burden and high maternal mortality ratios, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, many HIV ...



Volume 375
Issue 9730
Page Number 1948-1949
Author
Last Name Abdool-Karim
First Name Quarraisha
Last Name AbouZahr
First Name Carla
Last Name Dehne
First Name Karl
Last Name Mangiaterra
First Name Viviana
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