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PARENTING

Taking HIV medication while pregnant really helps delivering a safe baby

Changes to PMTCT treatment regimens over the past five years have played a major part in the impressive decline in vertical transmission rates. In 2010, the majority of pregnant women living with HIV were provided with ARVs solely to prevent onward transmission to the child they were carrying at the time.

  4 months ago ago
Taking HIV medication while pregnant really helps delivering a safe baby

HEALTH

He left me with 2 kids and HIV(FICTION)

He left me with 2 kids and HIV One doctor inquired about my sexual history. She seemed shocked to learn I only had two partners in my life, including my husband, even though it only takes one sexual encounter to contract HIV. Then, as I was preparing to give birth, a medical student who was observing my case to learn more about PMTCT, asked me if I felt guilty because I was HIV-positive and having a baby. Clutching a single sheet of typed paper, Jackson calmly takes his place next to his mother, five seats away

  1 year ago ago
He left me with 2 kids and HIV(FICTION)

HEALTH

Mother-to-child Mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention

For many countries around the world, PMTCT is their most successful and important HIV prevention priority. However, considerable gaps in coverage exist across the world. As of June 2016, Armenia, Belarus, Cuba and Thailand had been certified by the WHO to have eliminated MTCT.By 2015, seven countries in East and Southern Africa had greater than 90% coverage of PMTCT services.

  4 months ago ago
Mother-to-child Mother-to-child 
HIV transmission prevention

HEALTH

HIV testing for children

Access to HIV testing in children over 18 months of age remains poor in many countries, creating a bottleneck for the scale-up of treatment. Screening children for HIV at inpatients sites and nutrition clinics, alongside testing in the context of PMTCT programmes, provides the best opportunities for diagnosing HIV infections in children that might otherwise go undetected.

  4 months ago ago
HIV testing for children

HEALTH

HIV/AIDS continues to stalk children, pray now for Africa

UNICEF cautioned that while impressive global success in combating the HIV / AIDS pandemic, a great deal remains to be done to shield children and adolescents from illness, disease and death. Since 2000, concerted effort to deter mother-to - child transmission (PMTCT) in countries with elevated HIV / AIDS prevalence has lowered the transmission rate by about 70% worldwide. This involves sub-Saharan Africa, the area with the highest burden of HIV / AIDS infection and death. For the past 15 years, the PMTCT services

  1 year ago ago
HIV/AIDS continues to stalk children, pray now for Africa