Socio-economic aspects of extended STD screening in pregnancy

Maarten Postma, Johannes C Jager, L T de Jong-van den Berg

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    Screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in early pregnancy is included in routine antenatal care for several infectious agents in many western European countries. Pharmaco-economics of these interventions have been evaluated. Currently, reconsideration of anternatal screening is ongoing, with explicit attention given to extending the STD testing to some other infectious agents, such as HIT, and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). This paper examines the socio-economics of such extensions for the Netherlands and the UK. Based on pharmaco-economic investigations in the UK and the Netherlands, we argue that serious consideration should be given to expanding antenatal STD screening to include universal testing for HIV and CT. Further research should be directed to the economic aspects of paediatric HIV infection and the epidemiology of CT in pregnancy.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)731-735
    Aantal pagina's5
    TijdschriftAids care : Psychological and socio-Medical aspects of aids/hiv
    Nummer van het tijdschrift6
    StatusPublished - dec-2000
    Evenement3rd European Conference on the Methods and Results of Social and Behavioural Research on AIDS - , Netherlands
    Duur: 13-feb-200016-feb-2000

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