Uptake of viral load testing and viraemic episodes during pregnancy

By  Nelly Jinga  Technau Karl-G  Nkosinathi Ngcobo  Cornelius Nattey  Candice Hwang  Clouse Kate  |  | 


  • Frequent monitoring of viral load (VL) is critical in (PMTCT).
  • VL testing at confirmation of pregnancy and at delivery.
  • Option B+ (2015) – for women newly initiated on ART, VL testing is indicated at 3 months on ART, delivery, 6 months postpartum and 3-monthly during breastfeeding.

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