Frontiers in HIV Research

Volume: 2

Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Pregnant Women

Author(s): Holly Rawizza

Pp: 166-179 (14)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681082554116020015

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Interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV have become increasingly efficacious over time. Furthermore, regimens and treatment protocols have become increasingly simplified to facilitate coverage at all levels of care and reduce time-to-initiation of prophylaxis regimens. Yet, a substantial number of HIV-infected pregnant women are still not being reached by PMTCT services globally. Although a challenging prospect, we have the tools to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies – now is the time for communities to redouble efforts to more effectively implement PMTCT strategies to reach this critical goal.

Keywords: Antiretroviral, Breastfeeding, Guidelines, HIV, Infant, Option B+, Perinatal, Maternal, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT), Prophylaxis.

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