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Kirsty Brittain
University of Cape Town
44Publications
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357Citations
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#1Angela M. Bengtson (Brown University)H-Index: 7
Last.Landon MyerH-Index: 58
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#1Tamsin K. PhillipsH-Index: 11
#2Catherine OrrellH-Index: 31
Last.Landon MyerH-Index: 58
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#1Stanzi M. le Roux (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 5
#2Elaine J. Abrams (Columbia University)H-Index: 54
Last.Landon Myer (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 58
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Summary Background Without breastfeeding and maternal antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infants have greater infectious morbidity than HIV-unexposed (HU) infants. We hypothesised that with the introduction of universal maternal ART, breastfed HEU and HU infants would have similar morbidity. Methods We prospectively studied a cohort of HIV-infected pregnant women initiating ART, and a parallel group of HIV-uninfected pregnant women, starting from their first antenatal car...
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#1Phepo Mogoba (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 1
#2Yolanda Gomba (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 3
Last.Elaine J. Abrams (Columbia University)H-Index: 54
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Recruitment and retention present major challenges to longitudinal research in maternal and child health, yet there are few insights into optimal strategies that can be employed in low-resource settings. Following prior participation in a longitudinal study following women living with HIV through pregnancy and breastfeeding in Cape Town, women were re-contacted at least 18 months after the last study contact and were invited to attend an additional follow-up visit. We describe lessons learnt and...
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#1Caitlin Dugdale (Harvard University)H-Index: 4
#2Tamsin K. Phillips (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 11
Last.Andrea L. CiaranelloH-Index: 18
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Background Poor engagement in postpartum maternal HIV care is a challenge worldwide and contributes to adverse maternal outcomes and vertical transmission. Our objective was to project the clinical and economic impact of integrated postpartum maternal antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pediatric care in South Africa. Methods Using the CEPAC computer simulation models, parameterized with data from the Maternal and Child Health–Antiretroviral Therapy (MCH-ART) randomized controlled trial, we evaluat...
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#1Jennifer A. Pellowski (Brown University)H-Index: 13
#2Alison Z. Weber (Brown University)
Last.Landon Myer (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 58
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ABSTRACTPostpartum HIV care retention rates are well below retention rates of the general adult population. The Maternal-Child Health Antiretroviral Therapy (MCH-ART) trial tested the benefit of in...
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#1Kirsty Brittain (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 11
#2Claude A. Mellins (Columbia University)H-Index: 41
Last.Landon Myer (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 58
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ABSTRACTDepressive symptoms are common among pregnant women living with HIV, and an unintended pregnancy may heighten vulnerability. HIV-status disclosure is thought to improve psychological well-being, but few quantitative studies have explored the relationships among disclosure, pregnancy intention and depression. Using multivariable linear regression models, we examined the impact of disclosure on depressive symptoms (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale; EPDS) during pregnancy and postpartum...
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#1Jacqueline HoareH-Index: 15
#2Nicole PhillipsH-Index: 8
Last.Dan J. Stein (Medical Research Council)H-Index: 109
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