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An audit on HIV testing of children born to HIV positive mothers
  1. Rosie Hussain1,
  2. Paddy McMaster2
  1. 1Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
  2. 2University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paddy McMaster, Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QG,UK; paddy.mcmaster{at}

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Children born to HIV-positive mothers have a 15–35% risk of being infected with HIV. A recent conference entitled “Don't Forget the Children” resulted in the publication of guidelines which encouraged HIV testing of all children born to HIV-infected adults.1 These recommendations followed the preventable death of a child who had a delayed diagnosis of HIV.

An audit was carried out to estimate the proportion of children born to HIV-positive mothers who had been tested for …

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