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Research Article

Impact of Round-the-Clock, Rapid Oral Fluid HIV Testing of Women in Labor in Rural India

  • Nitika Pant Pai mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nitika.pai@mail.mcgill.ca

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiency Service, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada

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  • Ritu Barick,

    Affiliation: Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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  • Jacqueline P Tulsky,

    Affiliation: Positive Health Program, Division of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Poonam V Shivkumar,

    Affiliation: Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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  • Deborah Cohan,

    Affiliation: Positive Health Program, Division of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Shriprakash Kalantri,

    Affiliation: Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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  • Madhukar Pai,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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  • Marina B Klein,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiency Service, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada

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  • Shakuntala Chhabra

    Affiliation: Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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  • Published: May 06, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050092

About the Authors

Nitika Pant Pai, Marina B Klein
Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiency Service, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada
Ritu Barick, Poonam V Shivkumar, Shriprakash Kalantri, Shakuntala Chhabra
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Jacqueline P Tulsky, Deborah Cohan
Positive Health Program, Division of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Madhukar Pai
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: nitika.pai@mail.mcgill.ca

Competing Interests

Deborah Cohan has an investigator-initiated research award from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Author Contributions

NPP: Conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript and statistical analysis. RB: Conception, conduct of the study, acquisition of data, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript. JPT: Conception and design, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript and technical support. PVS: Conception and design, acquisition of data, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript. DC: Conception and design, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, critical revision of manuscript and technical support. SPK: Design, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, critical revision of manuscript. MP: Design, interpretation of data, technical support, critical revision of manuscript. MBK: Design, interpretation of data, technical support, supervision, drafting and critical revision of manuscript. SC: Conception and design, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, critical revision, technical support and overall supervision of the project.