The National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood is pleased to report that the HIV vertical transmission rate among diagnosed women receiving antenatal care in the UK and Ireland remained below 0.3% between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
Kate Francis is a longstanding member of the National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood team and has worked extensively with both maternity and paediatric respondents over the years. As well as supporting respondents as the screening surveillance expands, she is currently coordinating the HIV enhanced data collection on breastfeeding.
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