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How the global call for elimination of pediatric HIV can support HIV-positive women to achieve their pregnancy intentions

By Mazzeo C, Flanagan E, Bobrow E, Pitter C, Marlink R. Reprod Health Matters. December 2012.

This paper presents a literature review on the interface between pediatric HIV elimination and the pregnancy intentions of HIV-positive women, focusing on the four prongs of prevention of mother-to-child transmission: primary prevention of HIV infection in women; preventing unintended pregnancies in HIV-positive women; preventing transmission of HIV from infected women to their infants; and providing care, support and treatment to HIV-positive women, their children and their families.

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High HIV incidence in the postpartum period sustains vertical transmission in settings with generalized epidemics: a cohort study in Southern Mozambique

By De Schacht C, Mabunda N, Ferreira O, et al. J Int AIDS Soc. March 2014.

A study was done to determine the HIV incidence rate and associated risk factors among postpartum women in Southern Mozambique, where HIV prevalence among pregnant women is 21%.

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HIV incidence and partner testing during pregnancy, Mozambique mixed-method study

By De Schacht C, Hoffman HJ, Mabunda N, et al. PloSOne December 2014.

A qualitative study including 37 individual interviews with men, women, and nurses and 11 focus group discussions (n = 94) with men, women and grandmothers explored motivators and barriers to uptake of male HIV testing.

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Access to HIV prevention and care for HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children: a qualitative study in rural and urban Mozambique

By De Schacht C, Lucas C, Mboa C, et al. BMC Public Health Journal; December 2013.

A qualitative study was conducted in three provinces in Mozambique to identify motivators and barriers to improve uptake of and retention in HIV prevention, care and treatment services for HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children. 

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Promoting a Combination Approach to Paediatric HIV Psychosocial Support

By Amzel A, Toska E, Lovich R, et al. AIDS November 2013

This article explores the negative effect of several interrelated HIV-specific factors on the psychosocial well being of HIV-infected children: disclosure, stigma and discrimination, and bereavement.

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