n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Preventing mother to child transmission of HIV : editorial

Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - August 2004 1 Preventing mother to child transmission of HIV Some key messages In this edition, the impact of HIV on women in one of the articles is highlighted. The HIV epidemic affects women disproportionately and is therefore devastating for women, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Among young women this discrepancy is particularly high; women aged 15- 24 years are up to 2.5 times more likely to be infected than young men in the same age group. It is not surprising therefore, that of the 600 000 children HIV-infected annually world-wide, most are due ..

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