Friday, January 27, 2012

Babies with HIV

  • I want to tell you about Grace because she epitomizes the story of HIV/AIDS in Africa and the progress we have made in half a decade. Grace had a fat baby girl on her lap the whole time we talked.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • His recipients are not named but numerous pictures of babies are posted along with anonymous testimonials screened for a host of sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV, hepatitis and gonorrhea.
  • (Raw Story)
  • Business and social media leaders teamed up Friday to tackle the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies, saying the medicine and the money are largely in place, and with the right organizational skills they can eliminate HIV-infected births by 2015.
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  • Only 1 percent of pregnant women estimated to be HIV-positive in DRC have access to PMTCT treatment. Without treatment, approximately one-third of babies who are exposed to the virus will be born with HIV.
  • (Doctors Without Borders)
  • HIV-positive mothers can protected their babies from becoming infected with the virus if they take antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy.
  • (Medical News Today)
  • The workshops focused on challenges of violence against women and advocacy on women HIV/AIDS and inheritance.
  • (Modern Ghana)
  • Health experts agree that eliminating HIV infections among newborn babies is fully achievable by the end of 2015, but doing so will require a joint effort of the private and public sectors.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • The effort can be done by various measures, such as when delivering the baby, because HIV transmission did not occur in the womb but during the delivery process.
  • (Balita News)
  • When it comes to HIV, very few, if any, baby boomers were educated about the disease, said Chris Partis, HIV prevention coordinator at Summit County, Ohio, Public Health.
  • (Atlantic City Press)

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