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South Africa's PMTCT programme reduces mother-to-child transmission to under 4%

Nine years after the start of a national prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme, South Africa’s mother-to-child HIV  transmission (MTCT) rate is under 4% at four to eight

Published
19 July 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Zambian study shows importance of early HIV test and fast ART for pregnant women

Starting ART at least 13 weeks before giving birth provides the greatest benefits in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), Carla J Chibwesha and colleagues reported in a retrospective

Published
15 July 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Male partner involvement in PMTCT reduces HIV transmission risk

Male partner involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services reduced the risks of vertical transmission and infant mortality by more than 40% compared to no involvement

Published
16 December 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Efficiency of health system, not just better regimens, critical to reducing mother-to-child HIV cases

Reducing the number of children infected with HIV and ensuring that mothers have access to life-saving treatment will only happen when systems perform with greater than 90% efficiency

Published
13 December 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
International AIDS Conference, Vienna 2010: Maternal and child health issues

HATIP's coverage of maternal and child health issues at the Eighteenth International AIDS Conference was kindly supported by UNICEF.

Published
29 July 2010
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Half of HIV-exposed children in Africa not receiving drug to prevent infection

A four-country African study of mothers with HIV giving birth in 2007 and 2008 has shown that up to half of children exposed to HIV during pregnancy

Published
18 July 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Happy families

Sally Farthing is an HIV specialist midwife at West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth, west London. She praises the measures – and the mothers – who together have sent

Published
01 July 2010
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HIV treatment update
Try this at home

For couples where the woman has HIV and the man does not, self-insemination is a safe way to get pregnant. Selina Corkery and Roger Pebody explain.

Published
01 May 2010
From
HIV treatment update
Missed opportunities for HIV testing of pregnant women

Kenyan women are becoming infected with HIV during pregnancy at very high rates, and repeat testing prior to delivery, or at the earliest possible opportunity

Published
25 February 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Maternal death rate five times higher in women with HIV, South African audit shows

Maternal mortality ratios in Johannesburg, South Africa in HIV-infected women are more than six times higher than in HIV-negative women despite integration of antiretroviral treatment

Published
10 August 2009
By
Carole Leach-Lemens

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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