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BARBOSA, Bruna Lígia Ferreira Almeida; GUIMARAES, Janaína Valadares; SALGE, Ana Karina Marques  and  FAVARO, Ludmila Camilo. The knowledge of health professionals in prophylaxis of HIV vertical transmission in a Brazilian public maternity. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.39, pp.1-14. ISSN 1695-6141.

The objective was to assess the knowledge of health professionals who care for pregnant HIV positive, as prophylactic measures the risk of vertical HIV transmission. Cross-sectional study involving 25 health professionals. Data collection took place from April to June of 2012 in a public hospital in the State of Goiás, Brazil. Of the professionals surveyed 76% had inadequate knowledge about HIV testing in pregnant women, 80% unaware that gestational age is held elective caesarean section when viral load is greater than 1000 cop / ml, 66% could not attack dose for AZT and the elapsed time before delivery, 84% did not know which method is suitable for inhibition of lactation. Concludes as necessary the implementation of strategies aimed at training health professionals who care for HIV positive pregnant women in the workplace.

Keywords : Health professionals; mother to child transmission; HIV.

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