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Outcomes of Infants Born to HIV-Infected Women Identified by Rapid HIV Testing Late in Pregnancy or at Delivery: The MIRIAD Study

Russell B Van Dyke1*, Susan P Danner2, Sarah Chrestman3, Patricia Kissinger3, Steven Nesheim2,9, Angela M Amedee5, Gwendolyn Scott6, Mardge H Cohen7, Elaine J Abrams8, Denise J Jamieson4, Mary Glenn Fowler2,10, Athena P Kourtis4, Marc Bulterys2,11 for the MIRIAD Study Group

1Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

2Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA

3Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

4Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA

5Department of Microbiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA

6Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

7Department of Medicine, Cook County Bureau of Health Services and Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA

8Department of Pediatrics, Harlem Hospital Center and College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

9Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

10Makerere University Johns Hopkins University (MUJHU) AIDS Research Collaboration, Kampala, Uganda

11US Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Russell B Van Dyke
Department of Pediatrics, TB-8
Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA, USA, 70114
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Received date: May 04, 2014; Accepted date: June 25, 2015; Published date: July 05, 2015

Citation: Van Dyke RB, Danner SP, Chrestman S, Kissinger P, Nesheim S, et al. (2015) Outcomes of Infants Born to HIV-Infected Women Identified by Rapid HIV Testing Late in Pregnancy or at Delivery: The MIRIAD Study. J AIDS Clin Res 6:484. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000484

Copyright: © 2015 Van Dyke RB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Background: Rapid HIV testing late in pregnancy or at delivery provides a final opportunity (among non-breastfeeding mothers) to identify HIV-infected women and initiate antiretroviral drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission.

Methods: MIRIAD was a CDC-funded study conducted from 2001-2005 at 17 hospitals in 6 US cities. Eligible women had undocumented HIV status when presenting in labor or after 34 weeks gestation and not in labor. We performed both rapid HIV-1 antibody testing of blood and conventional enzyme immunoassay with Western blot confirmation. Women and infants were managed according to the local standard of care. Infant infection status was determined by HIV DNA or RNA PCR testing.

Results: Fifty-one infants (1 pair of twins) were born to 50 women. Among those with data available, 17% of women received prenatal antiretroviral and 71% received intrapartum antiretroviral, including 64% of those identified during labor. All 49 infants with available data received antiretroviral. Forty-four infants had adequate samples to determine their infection status and 5 were infected (11.4%, 95% CI: 1.9 - 20.7%); 3 had in utero, 1 intrapartum, and 1 indeterminate timing of transmission. No infant whose mother received prenatal antiretroviral was infected. The estimated rate of intrapartum transmission among infants with defined infection status was 4.5%.

Conclusions: Rapid HIV testing late in pregnancy or even during labor, allowing the administration of antiretroviral to infected women, reduces intrapartum HIV transmission. This highlights the importance of offering rapid HIV testing to pregnant women, with unknown HIV status late in pregnancy.


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