(a) Secretaria de Saude do Estado da Bahia (SESAB), Centro Especializado em Diagnostico, Assistencia e Pesquisa (CEDAP
), Salvador, BA, Brazil
focuses on first responders in smaller communities and rural areas, It helps meet their equipment needs by providing communications interoperability, information sharing, chemical detection, sensors, personal protective equipment, technology and training in using the equipment, devices and technology.
The samples were collected during a medical appointment at CEDAP
and were processed at the Professor Goncalo Moniz Central Laboratory of Public Health of Bahia--LACEN-BA.
The inclusion was restricted to HIV perinatally infected children, aged one to 12 years old, under antiretroviral therapy for at least six months and regular care at HUPES or CEDAP
, and to their caregivers.
Cross-sectional data were abstracted from medical charts of patients infected with HCV, HIV/HCV, and HIV/HTLV/HCV in two outpatients services in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil: Hospital Universitario Professor Edgard Santos of Federal University of Bahia (HUPES) and Centro Estadual de Diagnostico, Assistencia e Pesquisa (CEDAP
), the central HIV/AIDS Referral Center in the state of Bahia.
Due to the limited access to medical charts from other institutions, we focused the review on medical records of two main referral centers for AIDS care in Bahia, namely Centro de Ensino, Diagnostico, Assistencia e Pesquisa (CEDAP
) and Complexo Hospitalar Prof.
We conducted a registry-based cross-sectional study of HIV-infected mothers and their infants to evaluate the effectiveness of the program for prevention of MTCT (PMTCT) at the Reference Center for Diagnosis and Research of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS of the State of Bahia (CEDAP
This was a cross-sectional study at the Centro Estadual Especializado em Diagnostico, Assistencia e Pesquisa (CEDAP
) in Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, conducted from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011.
A group of sixty-four HIV-infected women receiving care at the AIDS reference center of Bahia (Centra Especializado em Diagndstica, Assistencia e Pesquisa, CEDAP
) and 76 HIV-uninfected women from the Gynecology Clinic of Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saude Publica (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil) were included in this study, between May 2006 and May 2007.