WHO Updates Recommendations To Reduce Mother-To-Child HIV Infection

The World Health Organization issued updated guidelines for improving efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV by testing women earlier in their pregnancies and testing and treating infants sooner after their births, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Eliminating mother-to-child HIV infections by 2015 is a major goal for WHO, UNAIDS and other public health organizations. Each year, roughly 400,000 infants in developing countries are born with HIV or contract the virus during birth or while breastfeeding.


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