Maternal deaths due to HIV not declining

.. despite Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) success in South Africa

article by Keith Alcorn @ ‘aidsmap’

Read the final paragraph of this sobering article. The PMHP asks why are mothers defaulting their antiretrovirals or not engaging with care?

Could the fact that more than one third have depression or anxiety have anything to do with it? Providing the testing and treatment protocols is not be enough. The health system needs to address the distress experienced by HIV positive pregnant women.

For the full article go to aidsmap

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Posted on March 19, 2014, in HIV/AIDS, Update and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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