Pregnancy-Related Deaths Higher Among Women With HIV/AIDS In Africa

Inter Press Service: Maternal Deaths Due to HIV a Grim Reality
“…In spite of the huge advances in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Africa, experts are concerned that these have not matched other pillars needed to eliminate maternal mortality caused by HIV and AIDS. … The risk of pregnancy-related death is six to eight times higher for HIV-positive women than their HIV-negative counterparts….” (Gathigah, 6/27).