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Campaign is launched to reduce number of babies born with HIV

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2780 (Published 25 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2780
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

    The “political will” of governments worldwide must be harnessed to help eradicate the transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborn babies, experts said last week.

    Diana Gibb, professor of epidemiology and consultant paediatrician at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit, University College London, told the BMJ that the political might of governments around the world, as well as the introduction of routine normalised testing, is needed to reduce the numbers of children who are born with HIV.

    Commenting on a new campaign by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to mobilise the public on the issue of HIV in babies, Professor Gibb, who was …

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