Team members: Ingrid Inion; Eric Van Marck; Cris Verhofstede; Els Goetghebeur; Kishorchandra Mandaliya; Fabian Mwanyumba; Marleen Temmerman


  • To determine the prevalence and correlates of placental malaria in HIV1 infected and non-infected women, the effect of placental malaria on viral shedding in the genital tract, and the impact of placental malaria on perinatal HIV1 transmission


  • Placental histology was used for detection of malaria parasites


  • Newborns were tested for HIV1-PCR at 1 day and 6 weeks after birth