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National Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes for the Prevention of HIV in Infants and Young Children



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1st Author : The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
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Publisher: World Health Organisation
Publication Date: 0/2004
ISBN: 92 4 159184 6
Publication Type: Evaluation

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Summary Impact of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection: HIV among children is an increasing problem, particularly in the countries hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic (Table 1). It is wiping out years of progress in improving child survival and is already responsible for substantially increasing the mortality rates of children under 5 years of age (Fig. 1). The overwhelming majority of infected children acquire the infection through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). The prevention of HIV infection in infants and young children is now a high priority and has been the rallying point for enhanced prevention and care efforts.
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