Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV by 2030: 5 Strategies to Ensure Continued Progress

Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP)
June 2018 | Volume 6 | Number 2
http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/current

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Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV by 2030: 5 Strategies to Ensure Continued Progress
Alexandra C. Vrazo, David Sullivan and Benjamin Ryan Phelps
Global Health: Science and Practice June 2018, 6(2):249-256; https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-17-00097
To keep up momentum in preventing mother-to-child transmission we propose: (1) advocating for greater political and financial commitment; (2) targeting high-risk populations such as adolescent girls and young women; (3) implementing novel service delivery models such as community treatment groups; (4) performing regular viral load monitoring during pregnancy and postpartum to ensure suppression before delivery and during breastfeeding; and (5) harnessing technology in monitoring and evaluation and HIV diagnostics.