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Guidance on Global Scale-Up of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

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This publication was developed in response to the slow overall progress to scale up prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in resource-constrained settings. It provides a framework for concerted partnerships and guidance to countries on specific actions to accelerate the scale-up. This document highlights four components of the United Nations comprehensive approach: primary prevention of HIV among women of childbearing age; preventing unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV; preventing HIV transmission from a women living with HIV to her infant; and providing appropriate treatment, care, and support for women living with HIV and their families. [HIV prevention and treatment guidelines change frequently based on clinical research study findings. Please refer to the WHO or U.S. DHHS guidelines for the most current recommendations on ARV treatment and PMTCT.]

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Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Global
Audiences: Doctors/Physicians, Policymakers, Program Managers, Researchers
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Area: Perinatal Interventions
Resource Type: Program Implementation