Mother to child transmission of HIV in China: Authors' reply

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7509.162-b (Published 14 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:162
  1. Katherine T Chen, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynaecology and epidemiology (ktc10@columbia.edu),
  2. Han-Zhu Qian, doctoral graduate student
  1. College of Physicians and Surgeons and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
  2. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

    EDITOR—We agree with Hesketh et al that caution should be applied in extrapolating HIV prevalence data among pregnant women at sentinel sites to the general female population. In countries with a concentrated epidemic, such as China, where HIV is …

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