17 countries in Americas may have eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission: U.N.

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Data from 17 countries and territories across the Americas, including the United States, Canada and Chile, show they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the U.N. World Health Organization said on Monday. The countries were able to cut mother-to-child transmission of HIV by improving pregnant women’s access to prenatal care, HIV testing and antiretroviral treatment, said the WHO and its regional arm in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
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