Prevalence of syphilis and HIV infection during pregnancy in incarcerated women and the incidence of congenital syphilis in births in prison in Brazil.
- Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues,
- Maria do Carmo Leal,
- Ana Paula Esteves Pereira,
- Barbara Ayres,
- Alexandra Roma Sánchez,
- Bernard Larouzé
Cad Saude Publica 2017 Nov 21;33(11):e00183616. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, INSERM, IPLESP UMRS 1132, F75012 Paris, France.
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of syphilis and HIV infection during pregnancy, the mother to child transmission of syphilis and the incidence of congenital syphilis in incarcerated women in Brazil; to compare these rates to those observed in pregnant women outside of jail; and to verify the maternal factors associated with syphilis infection during pregnancy in free and incarcerated women. We used data from two nationwide studies conducted during the period 2011-2014. The Birth in Brazil study included 23,894 free women cared for in 266 hospitals. Read More