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Retraction Note: effectiveness of option B highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in pregnant HIV women

  • Erastus K Ngemu1,
  • Christopher Khayeka–Wandabwa2,
  • Eliningaya J Kweka3Email author,
  • Joseph K Choge4,
  • Edward Anino1 and
  • Elijah Oyoo-Okoth5
BMC Research Notes20147:868

Received: 20 November 2014

Accepted: 20 November 2014

Published: 25 November 2014

The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2014 7:52


This article [1] has been retracted by the editors of BMC Research Notes because, contrary to the statement in the manuscript, Moi University Institutional Research and Ethics Committee (IREC) has confirmed that ethics approval was not obtained to conduct this study. In addition, the authors did not have permission to use data from the DREAM program.


Authors’ Affiliations

School of Science, Department of Biochemistry, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya
Tropical Pesticides Research Institute, Division of Livestock and Human Diseases Vector Control, Mosquito Section, Arusha, Tanzania
School of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Africa, Eldoret, Kenya
School Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Karatina University, Karatina, Kenya


  1. Ngemu EK, Khayeka–Wandabwa C, Kweka EJ, Choge JK, Anino E, Oyoo-Okoth E: Effectiveness of option B highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in pregnant HIV women. BMC Res Notes. 2014, 7: 52-10.1186/1756-0500-7-52.PubMedPubMed CentralView ArticleGoogle Scholar


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