The Thai Red Cross Society Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (TRCS PMTCT) Program
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Ages Eligible for Study:
15 Years to 50 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The study population will be HIV-infected pregnant women who request HAART from the TRCS PMTCT program. These pregnant women will be under the care of the health care teams in 30 hospitals throughout Thailand which have registered with the TRCS PMTCT program since April 2004
Volunteers meeting all of the following criteria will be considered eligible for enrollment in the study:
HIV-infected pregnant women (as defined by the hospital)
Choose to start HAART according to protocol and do not want to receive antiretroviral treatment provided by the other health care systems
Understand the study and sign informed consent form. Persons who cannot read will have the consent form read to them by a study staff and they can give informed consent by using thumb print.
Availability for follow-up for the planned study duration
Volunteers meeting any of the following criteria will be excluded from the study:
1.Persons who have a history of a medical or psychiatric disorder by interview and physical examination according to standard practices, that in the judgment of the treating physician, would interfere with or serve as a contraindication to adherence to the study protocol or ability to give informed consent.