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Mother-to-child transmission: survival in children after AIDS diagnosis.


Int Conf AIDS. 1993 Jun 6-11;9(1):311 (abstract no. PO-B05-1054). Unique

The influence of gender, presenting diagnosis, age at diagnosis and date of diagnosis in pre/perinatally infected children with AIDS are examined as determinants of prognosis. A large surveillance data base (n = 829), New York City, 1981 to 1991 linking notifications and death reports was used; methods included Product-Limit Survival Analysis and Cox Proportional Hazards Model. Results are shown as median months for survival following initial AIDS diagnosis (crude) and Relative Risk (RR) For Dying between diagnosis and 12/31/91, adjusted for other variables in the model. TABULAR DATA, SEE ABSTRACT VOLUME. The consistent influence of gender on survival needs further study; age at diagnosis and clinical presentation adds to the evidence on bimodality; calendar year at diagnosis suggests changes in management and/or diagnoses.

*Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/MORTALITY *Maternal-Fetal Exchange


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