Understanding engagement in HIV care among pregnant women accessing antenatal services in Johannesburg, South Africa

By  Cornelius Nattey  Dr Mhairi Maskew  Kate Clouse  Nelly Jinga    |  | 


  • South Africa implemented Option B+ in 2015 to initiate all pregnant women living with HIV on lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • Pregnancy has historically been an important portal of entry to HIV care among women living with HIV
  • Early access to HIV care impacts maternal outcomes and the risk of vertical transmission of HIV
  • The impact of the implementation of Option B+ on engagement in HIV care prior to pregnancy is unclear.

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