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HIV Facts: Mother-to-Child Transmission

In the spirit of mother’s month PNSA has taken the time out to compile a list of facts and safety tips regarding Mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) and Prevention of mother-to-child (PMTCT).

(1) Antiretrovialtreatment has drastically reduces the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission. HIV+ mother can have HIV free babies via strict adherence to antenatal services and regular HIV testing throughout their pregnancy.

(2) It is important to continue to use condoms during pregnancy in order to avoid reinfection and reduce the risks of mother-to-child transmissions.

(3) It is illegal for a doctor or any other medical practitioner to sterilise you without your consent. Your body, your rights!

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