HIV infection is associated with a lower rate of gestational weight gain and reduced neonatal length

Authors: Barnabas Natamba; Jeffrey Griffiths; Patsy Brannon; Saurabh Mehta Publisher: FASEB

Adequate gestational weight gain (GWG) and neonatal growth are important, respectively, for favorable birth outcomes and survival of infants through the first year. In sub-Saharan Africa, underlying infections, such as HIV, may adversely impact GWG and neonatal growth.