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Study assesses HIV transmission in Atlanta hospitals

A study of 11 labor and delivery hospitals in Atlanta showed eight had a deficit in their prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infrastructure, which was defined as missing one of seven national recommendations. "Unless delivery units and prenatal clinics across Georgia can reach the majority of pregnant women and each step along the pathway to prevention is carried out with more than 95% reliability, the goal of eliminating transmission will not be reached," researchers wrote in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

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