More than 90% of mothers with HIV fail to get help to stop their babies being born HIV positive

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 12 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:763
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. London

    The UK government should financially support the health services of developing countries to provide the drugs and care that pregnant, HIV positive women need to stop them passing the infection to their babies, a new Unicef report urges.

    More than 90% of pregnant, infected women in poor countries miss out on services that could prevent their babies being born with the disease, the report says.

    Every minute a baby is born with HIV, most of whom are destined to die before their second birthday, yet the risk of mothers passing HIV to their babies can be …

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