South Africa Ups Effort to End Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

South Africa's prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the health and life expectancy for pregnant women living with HIV, and it has reduced the risk of transmission of the virus to their offspring, write Jeannette Wessels and Ute Feucht for The Conversation.

Testing for the virus (file photo).

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