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Project: Antenatal HIV screening in Europa. A comparative study concerning policies in the EU member States

01-JAN-04 – 31-DEC-05

The 076 clinical trial study showed that zidovudine given to pregnant women and their newborn infants substantially reduces the risk of perinatal HIV transmission. In Europe, there is not a clear review of the national screening policies, while in practice screening strategies vary from a mandatory offer to a recommendation of testing. This study aims to investigate national policy concerning antenatal HIV screening in each of the EU Member States, as well as the enforcement mechanisms.