Proposals for screening pregnant women and newborns for HIV infection have provoked much controversy. This volume analyzes the possible goals of such screening programs and assesses whether these goals can currently be achieved. It also provides guidance to policymakers in developing and implementing sound screening policy.
Table of Contents
|2 Describing the Epidemic of HIV Infection and AIDS Among Women and Children in the United States||13-18|
|3 Screening for HIV Infection||19-24|
|4 Newborn Screening for HIV Infection||25-32|
|5 Prenatal Screening for HIV Infection||33-42|
|6 Formulating Prenatal HIV Screening Policy||43-48|
|7 Elements of a Prenatal HIV Screening||49-60|
|Appendix A: The Conference: Program and Summary||69-128|
|Appndix B: Cost and Probability Assumptions Used in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Prenatal HIV Screening||129-134|
|Appendix C: Cost Estimates: Early Intervention for HIV Infection||135-142|
|Appendix D: Committee Biographical Notes||143-146|
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