Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and HIV-Free Survival in Eswatini
Caspian Chouraya, Rhoderick Machekano, Simangele Mthethwa, et al. (EGPAF: Kwashie Kudiabor, Michelle Gill, Godfret Woelk, Laura Guay)
Pediatric HIV Diagnosis, Care and Treatment; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission; Strategic Information, Evaluation and Research
Manuscript in AIDS and Behavior
This manuscript illustrates a national cross-sectional community survey of children born 18–24 months prior to the study, in randomly selected constituencies in all 4 administrative regions of Eswatini, in order to obtain data on rates of HIV infection and HIV-free survival among children at breastfeeding cessation. Ultimately, Eswatini’s prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) program achieved high HIV-free survival (95.9%) and low mother-to-child HIV transmission rates (3.6%) at 18–24 months of age when Option A (infant prophylaxis) of the WHO 2010 guidelines was implemented.