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East Asia-Pacific Region Must Increase HIV Testing, Treatment For Mothers, Newborns, U.N. Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New HIV infections in children fall in Asia, more testing for babies needed
“HIV testing and treatment for pregnant women has reduced new infections among children in Asia by more than a quarter since 2000, but many babies born to mothers with HIV are still not being tested or given life-saving medicines. Only one in four children born to HIV-positive mothers in the East Asia-Pacific region were tested soon after birth, and only about half of infants identified as HIV-positive receive the treatment they need, the United Nations said on Monday…” (Tang, 9/14).

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