n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Mothers 2 mothers

Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Extracted from text ... SAJOG November 2006, Vol. 12, No. 3 South Africa has the highest number of AIDS orphans (1.2 million) and the highest number of women (3.1 million) and children below the age of 15 (240 000) living with HIV in the world. One of the most critical elements in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic is prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of the virus - both during and after pregnancy. In resource-rich nations with access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and replacement feeding, transmission has been reduced to 1 - 2%, and paediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated. In resource-poor countries this ..

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