Knowledge Crucial in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV/Aids Transmission

Daily News | September 12, 2014

By Anne Robi

LACK of access to knowledge among mothers in the country is one among the main setbacks in preventing motherto- child transmission of HIV/ AIDS, the Country Director of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Dr Joroen Bosch says.

"Mother to child transmission of HIV is almost 100 per cent preventable. We have the knowledge and the medicines to create a completely HIV-free generation... but every day many babies are born HIV positive because their mothers lack access to knowledge," he says.

He calls for leaders and other stakeholders to help mothers especially in remote areas have an access to knowledge on how to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child.

"The Knowledge should also enable them have an access to lifesaving medications," he calls saying that only 34 of HIVpositive children currently have access to the medications they need to stay healthy," he notes...

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