PMTCT Is ‘First Step’ To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

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Nigel Barker, photographer and ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

“…By giving an HIV-positive pregnant woman access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy and breastfeeding, we can almost ensure that her baby will be born and remain HIV-free. Sadly, many of the women and children who need these crucial services still don’t receive them. … Pediatric HIV has been virtually eliminated in the United States and Europe, and thanks to programs such as the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we are closer than ever before to ending pediatric HIV in Africa and other resource-limited regions around the world. … Preventing mother-to-child transmission [PMTCT] of HIV is the first step toward achieving an AIDS-free generation…” (1/27).